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One Benefit of Increasing Your Metabolism - Weight Loss
By Donovan Baldwin

Did you know that one key to successful weight loss can simply be done by revving up your metabolism?

As we talked about briefly on the introductory page of this web site, your metabolism is the process of burning calories in your body. This happens naturally even if you are not exerting any effort- including when you are sleeping. This is called your resting metabolic rate. However, it happens at a faster rate when your metabolism is high.

Shortly after we reach adulthood, our metabolism begins to slow down, burning fewer calories throughout the day. We also tend to become less active over time, and this decreases our total calorie burn and reduces our metabolism even more. When our metabolic rate decreases, we burn fewer calories. Burn fewer calories as you take in the same amount as in your younger days, and you WILL gain weight.

If you could increase your metabolism in some way, one positive result could be healthy weight loss which would happen gradually and naturally. The recommended weight loss of 1 - 2 pounds per week is really possible. By increasing your metabolism through exercise, you are not only simply "burning fat" and extra calories but creating a healthier, more vibrant, and longer lasting body and mind.

It's well known, and scientifically proven, that certain regular, moderate exercises CAN increase metabolism One point to be made here is that an individual must do an exercise that is proper and effective for his or her body, and other factors such as age, gender, and genetic inheritance, just to name a few. While increasing the metabolism IS important for healthy weight loss, following a proper nutrition path, i.e. diet, but not "dieting", is also important.

There are also some <metabolism enhancing supplements for weight loss, such as Raspberry Ketones which have been studied and shown to help to increase metabolism.

A permanent weight loss may be achieved through increasing metabolism through different methods. This process provides different benefits.

Getting a fit, healthy body could give you more time and energy to do whatever you want, first because you do not need spend as much time exercising, and time, as you do with a slower metabolism. This would allow you to enjoy other activities, many of which can be healthy, fun, activities, but not specifically "exercise".

Additionally, however, a fit, healthy body, even if slightly overweight, is a body that enjoys doing things and which has the energy to do them. Doing a little exercise to get fit quite often leads to a new lifestyle of activity and interest which, in turn, leads to a healthier lifestyle and a naturally higher metabolic rate.

You see, when you regularly bring your metabolic rate up to a higher level through exercise, it eventually adjusts itself to the new level, burning more calories than it did before. Also, regular exercise, particularly resistance exercise, builds lean muscle mass, and this lean muscle can burn fat even when resting.

If you would like to learn more on that subject, pick up a copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto. I'm 67 years old, and the tips Tom gives help me immensely just as they have helped professional athletes and fashion models!

Unlike a diet which offers promises of weight loss when actually you simply wind up disappointed in the end, increasing your metabolism through regular moderate exercise will give you better long-term results and will not leave you with bigger possibilities of gaining the weight back again.

You do not have to ignore your favorite foods and you need not spend so much time just preparing non-fat meals. While diet, what you eat, is important, increasing your metabolism while eating in a healthy, nutritious, and enjoyable manner can be a pleasureable weight loss program.

The potential benefits of increasing your metabolic rate are simple but, at the same time, very important, especially for personal well-being and overall health. When we exert effort and work hard on our objectives, such as weight loss, the word "impossible" will no longer be nearly as important as it seemed previously.

Not simply weight loss, but all of the other potential benefits related to health and fitness, are great reasons for increasing your metabolism.

About the Author:
Donovan Baldwin is a freelance SEO copywriter living in the Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas, and a University of West Florida alumnus. He is a past member of Mensa and is retired from the U. S. Army after 21 years of service. In his career, he has held many managerial and supervisory positions. However, his main pleasures have long been writing, nature, health, and fitness. In the last few years, he has been able to combine these pleasures by writing poetry and articles on subjects such as health, fitness, weight lifting, yoga, weight loss, the environment, global warming, happiness, self improvement, and life. His blog on senior health and fitness can be found at

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