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Slim SummerEverybody wants to be lean and slim for the summer. Whether it is to fit in that new swim suit, feel proud while working on your tan, or just to stay in shape, green tea and fun activities can help you achieve your goal.
Here Are Some Facts About Green Tea:
Green tea is high in polyphenols, like EGCG. These polyphenols help increase your metabolism. By raising your metabolism you will increase the amount of calories burned throughout the day for all activities, and also while sitting, therefore increasing the amount of fat you will burn.
Green tea inhibits fat absorption and helps in glucose regulation. Green Tea helps slow the rise of blood sugar after a meal and prevents insulin spikes. Too much insulin promotes fat storage, so green tea helps prevent the fat from forming. Green tea also acts as a glucose regulator, which helps prevent glucose forming into fat as well.
Green tea is appetite suppressor. By drinking Green Tea, you will feel like eating less. This reduces your calorie consumption, and helps lose weight. Green tea can be used to replace coffee, soda, and energy drinks to save calories, while still giving you the energy you need to get through the day.
To make the most of green tea in a good diet, you need to exercise. Exercising doesn't have to be a bad thing though. Here are some good tips for exercising:
A little goes a long ways. Get your heart rate up at least 20 minutes a day, 3 to 5 times a day. This builds cardiovascular endurance and also burns calories.
Do something fun. Enjoy a game of soccer with your family, take your date inline skating, or go rock climbing with some friends. It doesn't matter what age group you are, you can make your exercise enjoyable.
The more the merrier. Doing exercise in a group is motivating, and it gives you the energy to go on when you might have quit if you were alone. It also helps pass the time by distracting you with interaction with another person and taking the focus off the workout.
So, there are some great ways to get in shape for the summer. The key is consistent use of exercise and good meals with green tea in them. Have a great summer!
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