Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in the body. These chemical reactions keep the body alive and functioning.

However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the number of calories burned. The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to lose weight and keep it off.

Having a high metabolism can also give you energy and make you feel better.

Here are 5 simple exercises to increase your metabolism.

  1. Bulgarian Squat

Stand about a foot in front of the bench and place the top of your left foot on the bench with a slight bend in your knee. Keeping your back straight and contracting your abdominal muscles, lean your torso forward slightly and bend your knees to get as low as possible, or until your left knee almost touches the floor. Pause and come back up, putting weight on your right heel. This is one repetition.

Perform as many reps as you can in 30 seconds (per side) and move immediately to the next exercise.

  1. Reverse Pushup and Shoulder Press
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Place your hands on the floor slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and extend your feet back so that your body forms a straight line from head to toe; then push your buttocks up by extending your arms. From this position, bend your elbows to lower your head until it almost touches the ground. Move up by extending your arms, then return to the starting position. This is one repetition.

Perform as many repetitions as you can in 30 seconds and immediately move on to the next exercise.

  1. Touch and hop
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Stand up straight with your weight on your right leg, bend forward from the hips and keep your back straight. At the same time, reach your left hand toward the floor while forming a straight line with your back using your left leg. Pause and return to the starting position. This is one repetition. Do all the reps, then switch legs and repeat.

Do as many reps as you can in 30 seconds (per side) and immediately move on to the next exercise.

  1. Walkout with Alternating shoulder taps
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Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides. Keep your legs straight and your abdominal muscles contracted. Place your hands on the floor in front of your feet and move forward with your hands until you are in a high plank position. Bring your right hand toward your left shoulder, lower your hand back down to the floor; then repeat with your left hand toward your right shoulder, keeping your hips and body still; then move your hands toward your feet and return to standing. This is one repetition.

Perform as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds and move immediately to the next exercise.

  1. Bench Bridge
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Lie on the floor and place the heels of your feet on the bench. Then push your hips up and press down on the bench with your heels. Contract your abs and glutes and push back down with your buttocks. This is one repetition.

Do as many reps as you can in 30 seconds.