In previous articles, we have discussed ways to optimize your diet and naturally boost your metabolism, and provided you with metabolism boosting recipes along with a one week natural metabolism boosting diet plan.
In this article we are going to be taking the same approach with exercise and show how you can create your own metabolism boosting workouts. Then we will provide you with a daily natural metabolism boosting exercise plan that is sure to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.
Creating your own natural metabolism boosting workout is very easy and takes just four steps. By putting together your workouts this way, you’ll not only lift your metabolism directly by participating in an intense workout but you’ll also increase your overall muscle mass and give your metabolism a long term boost at the same time.
1. Perform At Least Two Resistance Based Exercises In Each Workout
Resistance based exercises help increase your muscle mass and as discussed in chapter seven, muscle cells require three times more calories to maintain than fat cells. Therefore, by performing at least two resistance based exercises per workout, you can ensure that you give your muscles the stimulation they need to grow and in the long term, this will add up to a significant natural lift in your metabolism.
2. Ensure That You Target All Your Major Muscle Groups As Part Of Your Weekly Workout Routine
As mentioned above, resistance based exercises are a fantastic way to build up your muscles and burn lots of extra calories in the long term. However, to ensure that all the muscles in your body develop evenly, you need to make sure that you’re hitting all your major muscle groups during your weekly workout routine.
To do this, start by deciding how many times you’re going to workout per week. Then once you know how many days you’re going to be working out, make sure that the resistance based exercises you perform during the week target your back, biceps, chest, core, legs and shoulders at least once.
3. Perform At Least One High Intensity Cardiovascular Exercise In Each Workout
High intensity cardiovascular exercises are an excellent way to burn a large amount of calories in a relatively short amount of time. Simply perform your chosen exercise at maximum intensity and continue until you can’t perform the exercise any longer. Then aim to increase the duration or amount of high intensity cardiovascular exercise you do in each workout and you’ll give your metabolism a constantly increasing direct boost.
4. Finish Your Workouts With A Gentle Cardiovascular Exercise
Gentle cardiovascular exercises provide you with an opportunity to slow down, relax your muscles and ease out of the workout while still burning some calories. In addition to this, most gentle cardiovascular exercises can be performed outside and allow you to top up your vitamin D levels while also getting some fresh air and enjoying nature.
By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to create your own natural metabolism boosting workouts with ease. However, if you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your own workouts, we have a week long exercise plan that can get you going in no time. Click the link to access the One-Week Natural Metabolism Boosting Exercise Plan here.