Struggling to shed pounds? It may be tempting to blame your metabolism. Here’s why you shouldn’t—but that doesn’t mean boosting your metabolism won’t help. Mehmet Oz, MD, and fitness expert Chris Powell reveal everything you need to know.
Myth #1: It’s all in the genes
You may want to blame Mom or Dad for your slow metabolism. Not so fast. In this video, Dr. Oz and Powell explain why, even if a slow metabolism is in your genes, your family tree is not to blame for the junk in your trunk—and why the power to control your weight lies squarely with you.
Myth #2: I’m stuck with a slow metabolism
Your metabolism is like a thermostat, and there are ways to crank it up. In this video, Powell gives his top metabolism-boosting tips. Hint: don’t skip this important meal tomorrow.
Want to give your metabolism a kick in the pants? In this video, Powell demonstrates a quick and easy metabolism-boosting workout you can do in your living room.
Think you know all about metabolism and how to boost it? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.
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Cathy Poley is a Senior Web Producer at Sharecare. She has managed web and video projects for companies such as Primedia, CNN.com and Turner Broadcasting. Not only is Cathy a Sharecare employee, but she is also an avid Sharecare user, finding that the Q&As she reads inspire her to make better decisions about her health.
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