What comes to your mind when you think of metabolism? Converting food into energy? Yes, that’s what it is. Metabolism utilizes your calories instead of letting your food to settle as fat. Your body needs the energy to function its organ and this energy depends on your metabolism.
Metabolism is influenced by certain factors: Mind, environment, body size, body temperature. Poor metabolic function leads to mental illness and mood disorders such as depression. Ever wondered how to boost your metabolism? Here are few ways to hit upon it.
• Run, swim, walk:
You need to move your body. Give it a little shake and run. This will help you to consume more oxygen and thus boosting your metabolism.
• Fish all the way:
Omega-3, found in a rich amount in fish, balances the blood sugar and reduces inflammation; helping to regulate the metabolism.
• Switch to Green Tea:
Heard of burning fat by Green Tea? It actively converts the fat into energy, highering the metabolic rate and lets you loose your inches.
• Don’t slash your calories:
Lowering your intake might not help your metabolism. Tip: Eat enough calories to match your resting metabolic rate.
• Do not miss your breakfast:
I repeat: do not miss your Breakfast. It is the first boost to your metabolism for the day. Keeps you active and bright. Eat your breakfast to the fullest.
• Water yourself daily:
Just as plants need water to grow. Your body needs a lot of water to work properly.
First, think came to your mind must be Yoga? Well, there’s a similarity between these two. Joga is an advanced form of yoga, designed especially for athletes. It involves the same poses as typical Yoga but has an emphasis on strength training while traditional Yoga focuses on stretching and flexibility.
Jana Webb, a Yoga instructor, wanted to bridge a gap between fitness and yoga. She refers to Joga as an “athletic based style of Yoga that speaks to the athletic mind and athletic body”. It incorporates postures and breathing techniques to achieve strength and flexibility.
Joga has three main focuses that are:
It involves techniques to increase range of motion and ‘accordance of mind and body’ and breathing exercises to balance the left and right side of the brain hemisphere to bring about constant calm state of mind
• Physical Yoga Postures:
This practice is designed for strength training, flexibility, and stretching.
It includes particularly breathing and mantra to calm your mind and ease anxiety.
How can Joga transform your life?
We all have been athletic to some extent. Who doesn’t participate in extracurricular activities being a student? Yet we don’t really take out time when we are loaded with bigger responsibilities. Joga encourages transformation by helping you to shift patterns you have developed over all these years, that might be unhealthy. When you put yourself in a new posture, you try to fit in and stay there. It makes you flexible and makes you learn how to shape your mind in a new way.