Your body is a big part of your ability to focus and live your best life, so it’s no surprise that many business owners want to stay on top of their weight goals. Unfortunately, the convenience of certain products, like supplements that promise to improve your metabolism, often fall into business owners’ hands because they seem simpler than going to a gym.

Let’s set the record straight: Metabolism isn’t a process that can be “quickened” with steroids, hormones, or any other supplement. It’s actually a very mechanical process. Your calorie consumption (as well as other factors like your sex, age, and body composition) decides your metabolic rate. How can you increase it? Physical activity.

Any physical activity can improve your metabolism and calorie consumption. Here are some simple steps to actually increase your metabolism — with just a little bit more work than a supplement.

First, do big chores around the house more often. Washing the car, vacuuming, cleaning the windows, gardening — anything that requires you to move around is a great addition to your routine. Plus, they keep your house cleaner!

Second, take several 10-minute breaks (or one 30-minute break) throughout the day to go on a brisk walk. Humans have thrived in a world of bigger, faster predators because of our excellent stamina. Channel the energy of our ancestors and walk regularly (you can even increase the time each week) to maintain a higher calorie consumption.

Third, offer to do favors for others more often. Whether it’s getting up from the sofa to grab your partner a snack or getting cleaning wipes when your staff runs out, you’ll not only stay moving but will also benefit the people in your life.

To make a massive impact on your metabolism, however, you might want to take some fitness courses. Luckily, you can become an AFEUSA member and get 50% off your Burnalong annual membership, a premium exercise program that offers online health and wellness classes from your tablet, computer, or TV! Burnalong’s courses are designed to get you in shape, keep you motivated, and help you lose weight and build muscle wherever you are. Stay strong in these times. We hope these tips help you keep moving!

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA