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DID YOU KNOW?
Your metabolism is the amount of energy your body requires to complete all of the physical and chemical processes necessary to live, such as; transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells; removing waste and toxins from the body; maintaining adequate body temperature, contracting involuntary muscles, and producing proteins and hormones. Your metabolic rate adjusts dynamically and constantly in response to a long list of influencers: your age; body composition; exercise; body temperature; illness and stress; whether you're chronically well-fed or chronically malnourished; various hormone levels; and even the type of bacteria living in your gut!
This week focus on increasing behaviors that will boost your metabolism. Choose one of the behaviors below and get started.
Drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water daily
Eat a balanced snack/meal every 3-4 hours
Get 60 minutes of physical activity daily
Get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep per night
Eat breakfast within 60 minutes of waking
DRINK OF THE WEEK: Green tea – Research has shown that green tea boosts metabolism to help you burn fat. Drink two to three cups of green tea throughout the day to reap the benefits. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, don’t drink green tea after 3 p.m.