4 Tips for a Healthy Body
Did you know that your metabolism slows down when you sleep?
So to power it up again there are a couple of things that you could do when you wake in the morning.
First off begin your day with a large glass of water.
Overnight you become dehydrated so it makes sense that your body will need to be rehydrated.
Choosing a large glass of water before you have your kick-start cup of coffee is going to help your kidneys be efficient in their functioning as well as your liver.
Both these organs are important in removing and processing waste and toxins that your body creates.
When you don't drink enough water then your body is clever enough to recycle what it does have available and that leads to water retention.
(2) Eating regularly can help to keep your metabolism running at a higher rate.
Read more about your metabolism here
(3) Start off your day with a combination of protein fat and fibre.
This will leave you feeling full, satisfied and with stable energy as the proteins, fats and fibres take longer to digest and so your blood sugars are on a more even keel.
(4) When it comes to getting your body moving, a combination of cardio and weight-bearing exercise is going to give you the best bang for your buck.
Aerobic exercise uses more calories in action but for an after-burn effect that can last up to 16 hours, you need to introduce weight-bearing exercises.
This does not mean that you need to go to the gym and pump iron. You can activate the major muscle groups simply by doing a variety of exercises at home, so you don't have to get dressed all fancy!
For example, doing these 4 exercises - squats, lunges, planks, and push-ups will have an impact
These four exercises activate the major muscle groups in your body.
And can be done in very little time.
You can literally do 20 reps of each exercise twice over and that will leave you with the after-burn effect.
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