4 Metabolism-Boosting Steps

While it's true that our metabolism naturally slows down as we get older, these tips can help people of all ages and sizes optimize their daily calorie burn.
Aerobic exercise is key!
You probably already know that aerobic exercise (like running, brisk walking, swimming, and bike riding), helps rev up your metabolism and thus burns calories while you're doing it. But did you know that aerobic activities also cause your metabolism to stay revved up for a period of time after exercising? With that in mind, aim for 30-plus minutes of cardiovascular activity every day (or at least five days a week).