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How to increase UR metabolism and burn fat throughout the day

Rashmika Mandanna

URLife Guest Editor & Indian actor

3 min read

If you’re unable to lose weight or have been putting on weight, your slow metabolism is probably the culprit. If losing weight and getting rid of extra calories is your goal – you will need to rev up UR metabolism. There’s definitely a link between your metabolism and weight. But contrary to what you may believe, excess weight is not caused by a slow metabolism. Your weight is ultimately determined by the amount you eat and drink and how much exercise or physical activity you engage in regularly.

Understanding weight gain is not easy – it’s quite a complicated process. A lot depends on factors such as your genes, diet, hormones, your lifestyle, physical activity, stress and quality of sleep. These factors play a significant role in the balance of energy. When you take in more calories that you manage to burn, you gain weight or when you burn less calories than you eat, the result is weight gain.

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Your body’s energy needs are influenced by UR metabolism. While you may not have control over your basal metabolism speed, the amount of physical activity you get in will determine the number of calories you are able to burn. In fact, some people have a fast metabolism, probably because they are more active than the others. Just getting in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on a daily basis can help you to burn calories efficiently. Some of the activities you can try is bicycling, walking or swimming.

Some people have a fast metabolism, probably because they are more active than the others. Just getting in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on a daily basis can help you to burn calories efficiently.

If losing weight or reaching a specific health goal is on your mind – increase your physical activity for better results. Just strive to be active, even if it’s for 10 minutes at a time. The more you move the more you’ll burn calories. Try to find ways to be more on the move. You can park further away from your destination so that you walk more or take the stairs instead of the elevator. Activities such as house chores, washing UR car and gardening too can help you burn calories and lose weight.

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Strength training exercises like weightlifting, twice a week can help you to build muscle which in turn will burn more calories! If you have a desk job or lead a very sedentary life, sitting for long hours – get up and move every few minutes. Doing this is important because that movement is something that is going to make sure that UR metabolism is little bit on the higher end and you’re not getting sluggish overall!

Find that one partner – it could be a family member, a friend, or a gym buddy. Ensure you stick together and are accountable for each other’s fitness progress. This way, you’ll always have someone to share your fitness journey with. You can discuss about the day’s work out, the reasons for when you’re able to train or the cheat day you’ve planned and so on. Your fitness partner will motivate you to somehow stick to UR training right through all the ups and downs.

One other thing to keep in mind is the presence of any disease that has the tendency to slow down UR metabolism. This usually applies to metabolic syndrome conditions like PCOS, hypothyroidism, cardiac issues, dyslipidemia and diabetes. You need to make sure you’re getting the right kind of treatment and medication for these conditions. You will also need to avoid certain food groups which at times act as allergens to trigger these conditions even more. For instance, if you’re hypothyroid, the foods that can trigger your condition and not allow you to heal include goitrogens like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and gluten. Ensure you eat the right kind of food to keep the entire condition you have in check and in turn keep UR metabolism in check. It’s very important to address these conditions medically and dietetically.