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5 Ways You’re Slowing Down Your Metabolism & How To Fix It

1. Your go-to workout is running, biking, or some other form of cardio

Even if you’re sweating on the reg, if your primary form of exercise is cardio, you’re missing out on the opportunity to rev up your metabolism. Instead, reach for those dumbbells (or resistance bands, or body-weight exercises)…

2. You’re skipping your morning coffee

Need another reason to start your day with a Bulletproof Coffee? Caffeine can help fire up your metabolism. One study found that as little as one cup of coffee consumed in the morning can have a positive effect on your resting metabolic rate.[5] Other literature reviewed in the study found that consuming caffeine before exercising can also boost the fat- and calorie-burning effects of your workout…

3. You’re not getting a good night’s sleep

Here’s some motivation for hitting the hay at a reasonable hour: Adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain. A 2012 study found a correlation between a longer total sleep time — and particularly the time spent in the deeper stages of sleep — and a higher resting metabolic rate. In other words, sleep quality is as important as quantity.[7] Conversely, not getting enough sleep…  Read full article

 

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