We all have that one friend who could eat all the sweet and savory food in the world, yet there isn’t any visible change in their body size. As the popular saying goes – blame the player not the game! Well here the game is metabolism. The word metabolism refers to how much energy your body uses. In other words it means how many calories you burn in a day. A starting point to measure your metabolism is calculating BMR (basal metabolic rate), which measures how many calories you burn at rest. Basically BMR is a measure of how many calories you can lose doing nothing (sigh,those lucky gifted people!). Then comes the calories you lose by actually doing some form of physical activity. You add both these digits up and there you go, that’s your metabolism.Now just because you metabolism is slow doesn’t mean you are the victim! Someone with fast metabolism will not lose weight by eating junk food and not exercising while someone with slow metabolism will not gain weight after a vigorous workout. Now that these little myths have been debunked, let’s talk about the importance of good metabolism. Small changes towards improving your metabolism will bring about great health benefits. Also it will help burn fat and ward off weight easily!
Here are some pointers to improve your BMR as well as metabolism.