Your metabolism can be a blessing or a curse, depending on what it does to your body. Most of us treat our metabolism like a magic factor that can’t be changed. However, this video explains what you can do that can affect your metabolism. Spoiler: it’s still mostly diet and exercise.
There are plenty of factors that can affect how your body processes food. Your age, body size, and body composition can all affect your metabolism in uncontrollable ways. The factors that are controllable, however, are your diet and activity levels. Having a more active lifestyle can result in a faster metabolism. Naturally, since your body needs to keep up.
Of course, none of this is a magic bullet that will suddenly change your metabolism overnight. If you’re struggling with a slow metabolism, doing a push-up once a day won’t fix everything. However, understanding that your metabolism is affected by your lifestyle can help you realise how the little things you do (or don’t do) everyday have an impact on your overall health.
Can You Change Your Metabolism? [DNews]