We know that metabolism is the means to losing weight. Yes, proper diet and the workouts are not the only factors in wanting to lose weights. Metabolism is a gauge of calories that you burn daily. So now, many people would simply ask this question how to increase your metabolism.
Gain Muscle and Increase Your Metabolism
There are few ways to do it like eating frequent little meals but it would not guarantee in maximizing the full potential of your body in increasing metabolism. So what you need is a physical activity that would boost your metabolism like building your muscles. Weight lifting or weight training heighten muscle metabolism. In fact it is proven to increase resting metabolic rate – the RMR.
To understand it further, you need to know the underlying reactions of our body in response to this activity. Weight training mostly can build you more muscles, of course depending on your program because some weight lifting program can only keep your body in a firmer shape. Having more muscles mean your body needs more calories to sustain your weight even though you are dozing off. This is because the muscles are built during the recuperation period or after the weight training session. It is at this period that your body needs to burn more energy to build the muscles.
Based on the resting metabolic rate of men who are building more of their muscles through weight lifting, they burn nearly 5-10 more calories everyday at rest per pound of muscle they put on. This means that if you put more than one pound a day then your RMR also increases. In addition, if you want to lose weight in the process of weight lifting, then burn more energy and take lesser calories than what is recommended for your weight.