I think it’s important to understand what your metabolism is first, in order to understand and find ways to increase it. By definition, metabolism means the rate in which your body processes food. Food is energy that your body needs to function. However it also requires energy to digest food. Finding the correct balance of nutrition is the most important part to increasing your metabolism while sustaining energy levels and promoting fat loss.
Strength training with Weights is one way you will definitely increase your metabolism in time but the “how” is the key to understanding your metabolism. Increasing your metabolism is not a DIRECT effect from Strength Training. So the indirect effect is that Strength Training will help you build muscle which in turn does help increase your metabolism. Muscle burns a much higher percentage of calories at rest with an estimated 50 calories per day. Whereas body fat is much lower in calorie expenditure on a per day basis.
No matter what your goal is in relation to fitness, having a fast metabolism is a benefit to achieving your goals. So I highly recommend adding strength training to your exercise routine a minimum of two times per week depending on your goals and schedule.
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