Metabolism – Your Best Friend

A fast Metabolism can be yours for life now! Pick up the pace of your health and fitness. ‘How do I increase my metabolism?’ ‘How do I go from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy alternative?’ you ask.

How and Why? Firstly How? Metabolism is the biochemical process where by nutrients are combined by the body’s cells. In the process of metabolism, cell content is working hard. Cells work hard by using energy to extract more energy from foods, and then again use alot of that extracted energy to perform or drive their activities. That’s why it is important to get your sleep or rest because even when your body is resting it is using more and more energy to keep on the move.

Then Why? We humans are creatures of habit, enhanced by much emotion and triggered by even more lifestyle stresses. We truely do make things difficult for ourselves. Therefore we tend to find it hard to decide on a habit – a life long habit which is a lifelong enhancer, which can encourage a lifelong life.

As quoted in Joyce Meyer’s book “Look Great Feel Great” – The connection between exercise and cancer protection is not as direct as that between exercise and reduced cardiovascular disease. Exercise has little impact on some cancers yet it reduces your risk of breast cancer by thirty-seven percent and has similar protection against prostate and colon cancer. It does this by stimulating your immune system. Your immune defense, centered in the lymphatic system, circulates white blood cells through the body, where they find and eliminate any cellular threats, such as bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Unlike blood, which is pumped throughy the body by the heart, lymph depends on muscle contractions to squeeze it through the body. Moderate exercise more than doubles the rate at which your lymph circulates! The faster those while blood cells circulate, the more cancer cells and viruses they can pick off.

Come on people – Stop wasting time in your precious life. Like or love yourself enough to make the change; to improve the quality of your very own life. Make the change to fight illness and become the healthy being you dream of.

Calories are the main source of energy in the metabolic process. If a person can burn more calories than they are consuming, then they are well and truely on the way to losing weight. Sounds simple? Not really, but, if we want something bad enough it is essential and definitely rewarding to make that change. A healthy lifestyle is encouraged initially by becoming the weight and shape that is a comfort to you. So then, it comes down to diet and exercise to achieve that. However, the mindset must be engaged in a ‘Positive Gear’ to make that happen. Really take this time now to think of YOU. How your can feel about YOU especially if the YOU is exceptionally contented about yourself and your wellbeing, health and fitness, not to mention appearance.

Calories are the fuel that drive and energize the body. The more nutritious the food we eat is, the more efficient our bodies will respond. You can increase your metabolism just by what you eat, and sometimes by the more you eat. BUT … the ‘more’ intake of food needs to be ‘more’ nutritious too, and definitely of the highest quality. Eating a healthy diet is half way there to naturally boosting your metabolism.

The second and extremely important half of the cycle is the exercise. Those combined will defintely be the healthy recipe to boost your system into much energy. A combination of resistance and cardio training will defintely boost metabolism because it requires the body to burn large amounts of energy. This continues on well after the exercise. The body will burn alot of energy after the workout helping to repair tired and underworked muscles. This then results in more lean muscle mass which then requires more calories while resting to maintain.

So to achieve the happy and healthy lifestyle you are dreaming of, set your heart, mind, body and soul to commit to this lifelong habit. You will be on the New Road to much energy, fitness, inner-strength and happiness, not to mention a longer and healthier future to be enjoyed. Start that New Road of complete Satisfaction today. Don’t look back, just reach forward. If you slip at times, don’t punish yourself.

Just keep focused and continually picture the NEW YOU!

Copyright (c) 2007 Jenny Regeling