Incorporate these habits into your a.m. routine to burn more calories all day long.
Your metabolic rate—i.e. the number of calories that your body burns while at rest—greatly impacts your overall health. The faster your metabolism, the more calories you can consume without gaining weight—and vice versa for a slo-mo metabolism.
While there are certain uncontrollable variables that influence your metabolism (like genetics, gender and age), there are also certain things you can do to speed it up. And the most important time to implement these habits? The morning.
“The first few hours of your day are arguably the most effective period of time to kickstart your metabolism,” says Mike Clancy, nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist in New York City.