Weightlifting and Raising Metabolism.

My favorite part of exercising is weightlifting. You don’t have to lift heavy weights to look fit and have a great body, you just need to do it regularly and know the techniques.

Why is weightlifting such a great way to stay fit? It isn’t just because of the great look you will get-weightlifting has a multitude of health benefits because it raises your metabolism.

Metabolism, as we know, is the problem word when it comes to trying to lose weight. The slower our metabolism the harder it is to lose fat and keep it off. Now there are hundreds of theories why one person has a slower metabolism than another. Certainly life-style and eating habits have a lot to do with it, as do genetic factors. Plus everyone’s metabolism, no matter how good shape they are in, slows with age. There is however one undeniable biological fact- muscle raises your metabolism,fat does not. The more muscles you have the more calories you burn. Weightlifting builds muscles.

Experts agree that to raise your metabolic rate and keep it higher, it is the best to combine weightlifting with other exercises and increased physical activity.

And finally, while weightlifting and exercise are the surest way to give your metabolism a boost, you also must adjust your diet and limit your fat intake.

The best way to keep a revved up metabolism going is to give your body constant fuel to burn, eat small amounts of food all day long.

Think about it like keeping a fire roaring in the fire place, keep throwing in wood and it will continue to consume fuel and burn bright and powerful-don’t feed it and what happens? It will slowly die down until it goes out.