Speed Up Your MetabolismSure, your metabolism slows as you get older. But who says you have to take that sitting down? New research shows the best ways to burn more calories - faster!
Traditional wisdom holds that a sluggish metabolism is a curse of midlife, like needing reading glasses to use a smartphone or starting to worry about your retirement plan. So we fight the slowdown, eating like parakeets for a few days or launching into an intense exercise routine. When a week goes by with no miracles, we give up and resume the same bad habits - sloppy portions, half-hearted workouts, and non-petite servings of imported cheese.
Ok, put away the Brie and consider this: About 30% of your metabolism is under your control (the rest, devoted to such mundane but essential functions as digesting food and repairing cells, isn't). And as researchers get deeper into the physiology of weight regulation, they're fine-tuning their understanding of what it takes to ramp up that 30% and drop pounds. Happily, it starts withRead More »from 11 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism