- Genetics Metabolism is defined as how your body is able to translate the calories you take from your food into energy. If you have a slow metabolism, there’s a great chance that your genes are at play. While you might not be able to change your genetic structure, you can still improve on your habits. Try living a more active lifestyle to burn off the excess calories you don’t need.
- Hormones Hormones function like little traffic lights in your body. They can dictate whether the different chemical processes in your system get a green light or get a stop sign. (And yes, among those chemical processes includes your metabolism too.) If you have an underlying medical condition, be sure to stay updated with your treatment so that you can prevent health complications from getting in the way of your fitness goals.
- Sleep Do you keep staying up late to binge watch on your favorite series? You probably should start switching up that habit if you want to get fit. Having enough shut-eye in a day is necessary to keep your metabolism in the ready. If you think you might not be getting enough zzzs, then perhaps it’s time to hit the sack earlier.
- Diet Don’t go for severe diets that require you to fast for days on end. This will trick your body into thinking that you’re currently on survival mode and it will trigger your metabolism to switch to slow-mo. Rather than going for drastic diets, choose one that is more realistic instead.
- Hydration level In a day, how much H2O do you drink? Without enough water in the body, your metabolism will stall. If you’re not particularly fond of drinking plain water, how about adding a bit of flavor to your drink by infusing it with slices of lemon? You can also make use of a straw so you will be reminded to take a sip every once in a while.
5 Factors That Can Potentially Slow Down Your Metabolism
Posted on January 7, 2019 by Louise Savioe
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