How to speed up your metabolism

Your body burns 2 to 5% fewer calories with each decade after age 40. I just Googled the word metabolism, and up came over 90 million results, including advice promising to help me ignite my Skinny Gene. I have a Skinny Gene? Who knew? The truth is, there are almost as many myths about metabolism, as there are about global warming.

There’s lots of metabolism increasing “techniques”, that in the grand scheme of things are, in my opinion, ridiculous. Here’s an example: True or False: Your body burns more calories digesting ice-cold beverages and foods.

Doing this can have a profound impact on your health

DID YOU KNOW?
Spending an extra hour sitting a day (for 13, rather than 12, hours) is linked to a 50 per cent greater risk of being disabled. And this was regardless of whether the participants also did moderate exercise, according to the U.S. study published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. You might assume that knee osteoarthritis is more likely in people who put their bodies through tough exercise routines. But experts say there is also a link with sitting too much.

4 ways to beat the winter blues

Winter blues can make me irritable, fussy and on edge. Whenever it’s cloudy and overcast, drizzly, raining or gloomy weather, we all tend to get a little depressed. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is actually a clinical condition. It affects mostly women in their 20s, 30s and 40s but can affect men and children as well. Whether you suffer from SAD or not, here are 4 proven ways to beat the winter blues.

4 rules thin people tend to live by

DID YOU KNOW?
You don’t necessarily have to completely overhaul your diet or exercise regimen to lose weight and keep it off. Recent research shows that it’s little, practically effortless changes to everyday habits that make the pounds fall off and stay off. Remember; for any change to be permanent, you must be willing to live with that change permanently, for the rest of our life. It’s all about healthy habits! Try incorporating some of these simple, science-backed steps into your day-to-day life.

Simple changes with big benefits

DID YOU KNOW?
Not paying attention to your posture can put an abnormal amount of stress on particular muscles. Poor posture can be due to weak core muscles, which prevent you from holding your torso and hips in proper alignment. It can also be caused by tight muscles, a common issue for those who sit long hours throughout the day. Long-term poor posture effects include problems with bodily systems such as digestion and breathing.