The key to burning calories and ultimately losing weight is to kick your metabolism into gear. Your metabolism is your body’s ability to facilitate chemical reactions — and when we refer to it in terms of physical fitness, it’s more or less in conjunction with the physiological process of breaking down certain molecules to access energy. The more efficiently your body can access and utilize stored energy (fat stores), the easier you’ll be able to burn calories, and lose weight.
When we talk about your basal metabolic rate (BMR), this would refer to the amount of calories you burn just by existing — the default amount of energy you expend with your natural bodily functions.
While your metabolism can be a bit of a strange concept to get your head around, it really refers to how much energy, or calories, your body burns through in a given day. The key to losing weight is to burn more energy than you take in; to assume a caloric deficit. With that in mind, if you want to lose weight, giving your metabolism a boost should be on your to-do list. But it’s not easy.
Here are seven exercises you can implement if you feel that your metabolism is slowing, which should give your internal engine a boost.