Get Enough (Good Quality) Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for overall health, but it also improves metabolism. Lack of sleep disrupts the hormones responsible for regulating appetite, blood sugar levels, stress, and metabolism. When we don’t sleep enough, we don’t give our bodies enough time to rest and recover, and we cannot function optimally. This means that our metabolic rate slows down and is not as efficient. Stress levels also increase, which can lead to emotional eating and mindless snacking.
Drink Lots of Water
Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to improve your metabolism. Some studies report that drinking cold water is even more effective at increasing metabolic rate because the body works harder to warm it up, thus burning more calories. However, this amount is not significant. You should drink approximately half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
Have Some Green Tea or Coffee
Green tea and coffee also improve metabolism. Both of these drinks contain caffeine, which is known to increase metabolic rate and help burn fat. Green tea is also rich in antioxidants that aid in fat loss by encouraging the liver to burn fat for energy. Make sure you don’t overdo it on the caffeine, but it could be beneficial in moderation.