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Master your metabolism

Three practical tips to help you speed up your metabolism

You’ll reverse middle-age spread and help keep your body slim and strong for years to come.

 

Shed weight slowly

Crash dieting leads to greater loss of metabolism-boosting muscle. A fl at-out fast will decrease the average woman’s metabolic rate by at least 25%.

 

Pump iron

Adding weight training to your cardio routine helps you avoid losing the 2,5kg of muscle that otherwise disappear every decade simply from getting older.

 

Switch it up

Trying different routines keeps muscles from getting bored – they have to work in new and challenging ways.

 

Also read:

Speed up your metabolism: Part I and II

 

Originally appeared in Good Housekeeping, Augustus 2012.

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