We are living in a world where everyone is struggling with their lives, this leads to high stress and anxiety. We look for instant methods to get relief from this pressure, which is often unhealthy and harm our body and mind.
Some of the worst offenders are: -
- Lack of sleep due to overnight partying or overthinking
- High intake of processed food and aerated drinks
- Lack of exercise
All these habits slow our metabolism leading to
- the overall feeling of lethargy
- unexplained pains and aches
- constant headaches
- lack of focus
- frequent mood swings
- water retention
Here are some tips which will help in getting your metabolism back on track!
- Say NO to Processed Food
Nowadays we all prefer easy and fast to cook meals; thus, we indulge in buying readymade foods which are processed and preserved with harmful preservatives. These include canned foods, sausages, ready to eat packet food and what not, basically anything which has a long expiry date.
- Say YES to Hot Lemon Water
Adopt the practice of drinking lukewarm water with juice from half a lemon, this daily routine will boost your metabolism and make your body alkaline. Due to the intake of processed foods, the current condition of our bodies is very acidic. This little practice will make you feel refreshed and will also take your metabolism to a completely new level.
- Stay Active
Whatever you do, make sure to exercise on a daily basis, as regular exercise will help in rejuvenating your metabolism. You can do this either by avoiding elevator and taking stairs or simply doing 10,000 steps a day of walking around your office or home. Of course, you won’t be able to kickstart with 10, 000 steps a day in starting but you can go start with 2,000 and then gradually increase it. Within 2 weeks of this regular practice, your metabolism will go from sluggish to active and thus, it will improve your digestion.
- Eat Real
Include more of natural foods in your daily diet. Ideally, our body needs five fruits and vegetables daily but unfortunately eat none. Fruits and vegetables provide the necessary minerals and vitamins for the better functioning of our body. Start with having one fruit a day and build up to five fruits and vegetables a day.
Every day we all are bombarded with negative stimuli from everywhere, in such critical situation it is very difficult to switch off the brain from thinking even for 3 to 5 minutes. Try to meditate every day, if you can stay silent and tune your mind out of this world for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, your stress level will reduce significantly and hence the deadly hormone CORTISOL, which slows down the metabolism and encourages fat deposit on the belly area.
All these practices are simple and don’t cost anything. Although, these little lifestyle changes can help you lose weight and help in reducing anxiety level, fighting weight-related diseases too.