7 Metabolism Dos & Don’ts

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Exercise. Jules Gennari, a certified personal trainer at Devocean Health & Fitness, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recommends getting 30 to 45 minutes of exercise four to five ... more 
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Exercise. Jules Gennari, a certified personal trainer at Devocean Health & Fitness, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recommends getting 30 to 45 minutes of exercise four to five times a week. At least 30 minutes should be at your target heart rate (you can go to the American Heart Association website to find out what that is for you). As far as what kind of exercise you should be doing, "whatever you're gonna do is what you should do," says Gennari. less 
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Fri, Nov 9, 2012 9:04 PM EST
First off, if you feel your metabolism is abnormally low-symptoms include fatigue, low blood pressure, feeling cold, and constipation-consult your doctor. It could be a sign of a medical condition, like hypothyroidism or diabetes, or a side effect of medication. But if you're otherwise healthy or get the medical thumbs-up, do these five things and avoid doing these two other things: