According to Yahoo’s Healthy Living , there are 4 habits that can devastate your metabolism. Avoid these four practices to keep your metabolism running smoothly.
1. Fiery Foods: Your foods aren’t hot enough. Dust some hot sauce on your meal. A study shows that people whose meal was spicier felt fuller and ate as much as 30% less. Capsaicin, which is found in peppers speeds up metabolism by increasing stress hormones which in turn decreases the need to eat.
2. You sit too much: Sitting for 3 hours or more was associated with a 74% increased risk for metabolic syndrome. This also enhances the risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and much more.
3. You’re not washing produce: Pesticides are bad for you as they can disturb your body’s hormonal balance. Those that are used on fruits and vegetables are connected to obesity and metabolic syndrome, which as mentioned before can lead to risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, etc. Buy organic when you can; remove damaged or bruised areas, and wash thoroughly under running water.
4. You’re not washing hands: Do you skip washing your hands before you eat? Researchers discovered a link between a common respiratory virus that turns stem cells into fat cells. To reduce the risk of this infection, wash your hands before you eat.
A few other things you may want to take into consideration when trying to speed up your body’s metabolism are:
- Do you have a meal schedule?
- Have you been missing sleep?
- Are you getting enough iron and dairy in your diet?
- Are you dehydrated?
There are many things that factor into how a person’s metabolism works. Have you thought about what’s working for you? For more information on this, please visit Yahoo’s Healthy Living page.
Martin and David Sher are Co-CEO of AmSher Debt Collection Agency. Martin, a past president of ACA International, is the author of the Collector’s Pledge—signed by hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world committing to treat people with dignity and respect. David’s past president of the International Association of Commercials Collectors, and with his brother, authored the book, How to collect debts and still keep your customers.