WEIGHT LOSS TIP: When you are sleeping your metabolism slows down substantially since you are not moving around and are unconscious and do not require anywhere near the amount of fuel for energy that you do while you are awake.
Unfortunately even after you awake it takes a some time for your metabolism to get going again so a good way to give your metabolism a kickstart is to exercise soon after you awake. Since metabolism essentially means the total number of calories you burn during the day the sooner you get your body burning calories the better and exercise is the best way to get your body to burn calories at a higher rate. Research has shown that exercise has an immediate impact upon increasing metabolism which makes sense if you think about it since whenever you exercise you are going to require fuel for energy during the workout.1 But exercise will also elevate your metabolism even after you finish working out which is a positive effect that continues for minutes or for hours depending upon the intensity of your workout. Even if you are only able to do a short workout first thing in the morning if you will do so on a regular basis then the cumulative effect of increasing your metabolism every day will start to produce a dramatic difference that will make weight loss a whole lot easier. Get yourself in the habit of doing some exercise every day in the morning and you will help your own body to help yourself to lose weight.