30-Day Weight Loss Challenge

14 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Right Now

Turning up your body's fat-burning power doesn't have to mean spending hours at the gym. These lifestyle tweaks spark your metabolism instantly.

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Rev your engine

by Linda Melone

Feel like your metabolism is stuck in slo-mo? Coaxing your body to burn calories more efficiently doesn't require daily Spinning sessions or hours at the weight rack (though being in shape and building more muscle definitely helps). From adding an extra ingredient to your smoothie to watching a funny YouTube video, you can fan your metabolism's flames in just minutes a day by adopting these research-backed habits.

Watch the video: Instant Metabolism-Boosting Workout  

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