4 ways to boost your metabolism this spring

4 ways to boost your metabolism this spring
4 ways to boost your metabolism this spring
Yoga Lifestyle by Liz Eustace

Kick up your metabolism this spring with these tips from Dr. Natasha Turner for Blisstree.

With spring officially here and summer on the horizon, there’s a certain level of excitement to ditching the winter clothing and getting your mojo going for the sunny season. Here are four sure-fire ways to boost your body’s thermogenic rate so you can burn more calories and get your metabolism working like a fine oiled machine.

Kick your thyroid into gear

The thyroid controls the metabolic rate of every single cell in the body and also maintains body temperature. Without enough thyroid hormone, all our bodily functions slow down; we feel tired and lethargic, gain weight, experience constipation, feel cold and are prone to depression.

What causes too little thyroid hormone? Nutritional deficiencies, for one; they may prevent the proper manufacture or function of thyroid hormone in the body. Many individuals with decreased thyroid hormone levels have a zinc deficiency. Both low iron and low vitamin D levels will also contribute to reduced thyroid levels. And iodine and tyrosine are necessary for the formation of thyroid hormone, while selenium is necessary for its normal function.

Get 3 more ways to boost your metabolism for spring over on Blisstree.

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About the Author

Liz Eustace

Present: Leadership coach, author, presenter, brand expert and momma of two!

Inspiration: my kiddies, laughter, countless yoga teachers, my creative hubby, my youthful mom & dad, my wacky sisters, kindness, my unpredictable brother, stillness and Prudence Bruns. 

Comments

Hypothyroid

I have had a underactive thyroid most of my life. I was under considerable stress last summer,& gained alot of weight, but since taken off 30 lbs in 5 months, & still going. I was also having some stomach problem's if I ate a decent sized meal.I have my portion size down pat but I would like to know if giving up Coffee is a good thing for someone with this condition. I just would like to be as Healthy as I can be. I am 58, I got my Cholesterol down from 435 (stroke level) to 208 by diet & exercise, and taking Red Yeast Rice, I believe in Herbal Suppliments, I find perscriptions & Western Medicine to more Harm than good, I have taken a Generic Thyroid Medication for a while, but that is all I will do & would like to know if there are any other things I should be doing, for this condition? I know Hormone Balance is inportant. I have been on the Practical Paleo Diet for 2 months, what else should I do. I want to get my BMI to at least 25.

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