Metabolism is the chemical process that occurs within your body to maintain life. In addition to converting food to energy, your metabolism also keeps your body breathing, digesting, and circulating blood.
However, the chemical process is also in control of the baseline number of calories you burn – or your resting metabolic rate (RMR) – meaning it can influence how quickly you lose weight.
Although a metabolism is usually relatively stable, when it comes to boosting or speeding up your metabolism, exercise is the best option – as working out leads to muscle growth, which in turn speeds metabolism and increases RMR.
To find out how to boost metabolism through exercise, we spoke to Matt Roberts, personal trainer at Matt Roberts Personal Training in London – who explained certain exercises are more beneficial than others.