Here are some metabolism-boosting tips:

Do 30 minutes or more of aerobic activity at least four to five times a week. Try brisk walking, biking or dancing to burn calories and get your heart pumping.

Strength-train three times a week to increase your lean muscle and the rate at which your body burns calories.

Don’t wait more than five hours between meals (except while sleeping, of course). Skipping meals can slow your metabolism down and deprive you of needed energy.

Eat breakfast to wake up your metabolism after a night’s sleep. Having breakfast gives you energy and helps prevent overeating at your next meal.