Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get Rid Baby Belly Fat-10 Ways to Fire Up Your Metabolism

I  I was just reading an email from Web MD last week about how to fire up your metabolism. When it comes to getting rid of the baby belly fat, I thought these 10 sure-fire ways would be great tips for a lot of you ladies out there.

The slide show started off by saying that "Boosting the metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, metabolism slows steadily after age 40. Although you can't control your age, gender, or genetics, there are other ways to get a boost".

Tip # 1 Build Muscle "Our bodies constantly burn calories, even when we’re doing nothing. This resting metabolic rate is much higher in people with more muscle. Every pound of muscle uses about 6 calories a day just to sustain itself, while each pound of fat burns only 2 calories daily. That small difference can add up over time. In addition, after a bout of resistance training, muscles are activated all over your body, increasing your average daily metabolic rate".

Tip #2 Step Up Your Workout Aerobic exercise may not build big muscles, but it can rev up your metabolism in the hours after a workout. The key is to push yourself. High-intensity exercise delivers a bigger, longer increase in resting metabolic rate than low- or moderate-intensity workouts. To get the benefits, try a more intense class at the gym or include short bursts of jogging during your regular walk.

Tip #3 Fuel Up with Water The body needs water to process calories. If you are even mildly dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down. In one study, adults who drank eight or more glasses of water a day burned more calories than those who drank four. To stay hydrated, drink a glass of water or other unsweetened beverage before every meal and snack. In addition, try munching on fresh fruits and vegetables, which are full of fluid, rather than pretzels or chips.

To read on to discover the last 7 ways to get rid of baby belly, just visit the following link: http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-boost-your-metabolism?ecd=wnl_wlw_052612

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