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HOW TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM AFTER 40!

How to Boost Your Metabolism after 40

One of the main purposes of metabolism is to store and use energy. After 40 years on the planet, who could not derive benefits from storing and using energy more? As we enter the years after our 40th birthday, it stands to reason that our metabolism will slow down. We are not as active as we used to be and we may not be taking in the proper amount of nutrients.

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When we were younger, we had our mothers to reinforce that we ate all of our broccoli or no dessert. After 40, we have no one to regulate us but ourselves. That is why we need to do all we can to ensure that we boost our metabolism after 40.

Be Picky and Proud of It

At this point, you need to be as discerning as possible as to what you allow to enter your digestive system. Picking and choosing the foods that you eat will determine how quickly or slowly your metabolism will work. Keep away from the carbs. Yes, that is correct, keep your carbohydrate intake to a minimum. And when you do have carbs, have the right ones. The right combination of fruits and vegetables that contain carbohydrates will make or break your metabolism.

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Add – Do Not Just Subtract

It is important to take away white flour, sugar, too many carbohydrates and sweets from your diet. Moreover, while you are deleting negative sources from your diet that will slow down your metabolism, you need to consider adding other things to your diet. Things such as green tea, extra water, or even apple cider vinegar can play a role in increasing your metabolism. Do not be afraid to try a new fruit or vegetable. If you are reaching for chips and dip, think about red pepper strips and hummus. You never know what will work for you unless you try adding it into your diet.

Exercise

If your normal form of exercise is Yoga, try a power form of Yoga like Yogalates. If you take a leisurely stroll, consider taking a different path such as a more hilly road or even begin to power walk in between your causal walking. Begin to incorporate weights into your exercise routine. The extra pressure on your muscles will increase your metabolism as those muscles now have to work a little harder. In addition, you may want to take a dance class that has a bit more rhythm to it or take a beginners aerobics class to get that metabolism jump-started.

By changing your dietary habits and deleting some negative items, as well as adding some beneficial food sources and incorporating different types of exercise routines, you will see the beginnings of a whole new you and a whole new metabolism.

Secrets to Enjoying Exercise

The Secrets to Enjoying Exercise

If you are like most folks, the mere thought of exercising is enough to have your mind make up all sorts of excuses why you should not, could not, and potentially will not exercise. However, there are some secrets and tips to really begin to enjoy exercise to its fullest.

Grab a Buddy

Often times we can view exercise regimens as solitary confinement – like a sentence we have to endure all on our own. Guaranteed you have a pal or co-worker who feels exactly the same way. The old adage that misery loves company would apply in this situation. However, once you get together with a friend to exercise and actually go to the gym or take that power walk or a Zumba class, you will begin to see how much fun it really is and begin to enjoy exercising.

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Change your View of Exercising

Only you have the ability to change how you perceive something. Only when you have associated positive thoughts and feelings with exercise will you begin to override the negative connotations with exercising. You will find that excuses such as being tired or not having enough time will be outweighed by feelings of accomplishment such as recognition that you burned 500 calories that night or even the simple fact that you feel energized and were glad you went.

Focus on the positive results and feelings you get the first time you go to exercise and bring that feeling back up to the forefront of your mind the next time you are heading out to exercise.

Be Creative

Be creative with your exercise routines and regimens. You do not have to think about gigantic machinery that you are unfamiliar with or a gym full of strangers. Find something you love to do and incorporate that into exercise. For some, that is walking briskly and for others it is dancing your heart out. Dance is not only a creative outlet, it is also one that will burn hundreds of calories. Even if you are not a professional dancer, taking a swing class or a jazz class is only the beginning to discovering one of the secrets to enjoying exercise.

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Make a Date with Exercising

If you leave exercising to a chance date or time, you will more than likely set yourself up for failure. Make a specific date and time for exercise, whether you go out to the gym or do it at home. Write in on your calendar, put it on your to do list and commit to it. After you are done, you will be glad you did.

Hire a Personal Trainer

If all else fails and you’ve trialed and tested the above secrets contact me. I’ll get you to where you want to be. Sometimes we all just need that extra push along with professional assistance.