“Metabolism” is the name of the bodily system that converts food calories to energy needed to perform various tasks, like pumping oxygen to muscles during a long walk. Many variables contribute to your metabolism, including heredity, gender, and age. You may be able to increase your metabolism through simple lifestyle changes that will result in a healthier, happier you. Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand when it comes to boosting your metabolism, so follow these easy steps to rev up your body.

Text: Scott Westcott
January 26, 2009