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Five Tricks To Boost Your Metabolism Now

Update Date: Aug 07, 2014 02:11 PM EDT

Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. For boosting the process it doesn't require daily Spinning session or hours at the weight racks. 

Here we present you lesser known ways that will fan your metabolism's flames in just minutes. 

Read: Chewing More Alters Metabolism, Helps People Lose Weight

Drink before your eat

According to a recent research, drinking two glasses of water before every meal helped dieters lose an average 15.5 pounds over three months. For boosting the metabolic machinery experts also suggest taking quick hydration breaks throughout the day. 

Fidgeting can be useful 

Fidgeting may help you burn an additional 350 calories a day. According to experts, small bursts of activity, like running up stairs, pacing while you're on the phone, or shifting around in your seat all help boost metabolism. 

Read: Fidgeting Boosts Heart Health


Caffeine has the ability to speed up the central nervous system, hence it acts as a powerful metabolism booster. Coffee beans also provide antioxidants that add real health value. According to a study, caffeine after exercise increases muscle glycogen by 66% in endurance athletes, enabling them to more quickly replenish energy stores used through exercise. 

Coffee Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer

Consider green tea

Green tea is also a rich source of antioxidants called catechins. Recently a new research found  that drinking green tea combined with a total of three hours of moderate exercise a week reduced abdominal fat in participants over a three-month period. 

Read: Green Tea Improves Memory, Study Finds

Did you take a laugh break? 

Having a hard day? Pause your work and take a laugh break. Watch funny YouTube videos or just laugh for no reason. A study showed a 10 to 20% increase in energy expenditure (calories burned) and heart rate during genuine laughter. 

Read: Laughing Can Improve Short Term Memory in Seniors

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