The older you get, the slower your metabolism gets. But, did you know that there are also daily habits that can destroy your metabolism? If you want to improve your metabolism and for your energy levels to increase, cut out these five bad habits.
There’s a reason they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day—your metabolism actually slows down white your sleeping and eating in the morning can help fire it up and you’ll burn more calories throughout the day. When you skip breakfast, you’re telling your body to conserve rather than burn calories. Make sure you eat something nutritious like eggs, yogurt with berries, or whole-wheat toast with peanut butter.
Do you sit all day at the desk and then go home and unwind by watching TV on the couch? When you sit for long periods of time, your body goes into energy-conservation mode, which slows down your metabolism.
Not Eating Enough Protein
Protein helps you build and maintain muscles, which is important for maintaining a healthy weight.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
If you have many nights of bad sleep, your metabolism will decrease and you’ll have hormonal imbalances.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Drinking water throughout the day will help you stay hydrated and it boosts your metabolism.