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8 Tricks to Fuel Your Metabolism All Day Long


Many of us have good intentions when it comes to exercising every day. However, in reality, it’s not always possible. If you don’t have time for some daily activity and work a desk job (or a sedentary job for 8 or more hours each day), weight gain and health issues can begin gradually creeping up.

Even if you can’t get the gym daily, these eight metabolism-fueling tricks will set your calorie burning furnace for the day ahead…

1. Shrink Your Water Bottle

We should all probably drink more water. Studies from the Mayo Clinic show that if you’re not getting the recommended 3-liters of water per day for men and 2.2-liters for women (this is an average) glasses of water each day, you’re likely risking dehydration. When the body isn’t hydrated adequately, it can’t carry out normal and essential functions—such as operation of vital organ, the elimination of toxins, nutrient and energy transport to fuel cells, and much more.

Obviously, hydration is important so why am I suggesting you shrink your water bottle? Simply to cause you to get up more often throughout the day to refill it with cool, clean water. This will ensure you don’t become dangerously dehydration while keeping energy levels stable—and also encourage you to get up and more around fairly regularly. I use a glass at work and refill it every 30-minutes. You can even set a timer on your smart phone to remind you to drink.

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