Metabolism: Bad Habits That Slow It Down

The quicker your metabolism is, the easier it will be for you to lose weight.

Despite your courageous efforts to lose weight, nothing seems to be working for you. Everyday habits—even those seemingly unrelated to your weight—can cause your metabolism to slow down.

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If yours seems to be on the slower side, you can check out these bad habits you might not even know that may be messing with your metabolic rate.

You don’t get enough sleep.

We all live in a busy, hectic world, and most of us have super busy schedules. All those factors cause us to get less sleep. Doesn’t mean we’re young we can already sleep less than 7 hours. Being sleep-deprived does a lot of negative things to our body – including a slower metabolism. Moreover, it also increases food cravings.

You skip meals.

Skipping meals, especially breakfast, is one of the worst habits that ruin your metabolism. You should never skip your meals if you’re aiming to lose weight. This is because you make your metabolism stop working for a few hours. Your metabolism has nothing to do and thus begins to slow down from its normal routine.

You sit a lot.

Bad news for those who work on computers on their desks for hours, but it’s true. But what’s worse is being a couch potato, sitting for three hours or more per day  while watching TV, was associated with a 74 percent increased risk for metabolic slow down.

If your work requires you to sit for long hours, you can read this for quick office exercises.

You skip washing your hands sometimes.

As weird as it sounds, it has an effect on your metabolism. A recent study has discovered a link between a universal respiratory virus called adenovirus-36 and obesity, as the virus appears to turn stem cells into fat cells. Always keep your hands clean especially before eating to cut your risk of viral infections.

You snack even when you’re not hungry.

Obviously, this will cause you to gain weight, but how does it slow down the metabolism? Losing touch with your body’s natural hunger and satisfaction signals can result in chronic overeating and unhealthy extra pounds, especially if it’s junk foods you snack on.

Of course, some other bad habits including smoking, drinking, over-eating, and more, but these are what we don’t notice. With determination, anyone can fix bad eating habits, and get to a healthier, more natural weight.

If you have any of these bad habits that ruin your metabolism, you should do be aware in preventing them. They’re not only bad for your metabolism, but also for you overall health!

Make little changes every day and see the amazing results in the long run!

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