Easy Ways to Kick Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

05/10/2015 07:53 am ET | Updated May 10, 2016

When someone says they want to "boost their metabolism," what they usually mean is that they want to burn more calories as part of an effort to lose weight.

Ways to Kick Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

That line of thinking isn't entirely wrong, but your metabolism actually does a lot more than just burn calories. In reality, it's a complicated system that includes almost every chemical reaction that takes place within your cells and provides energy for most of your body's vital processes.

In other words, your metabolism encompasses way more than the process of burning up the calories from the food you eat, which means that its efficiency, or "speed," is reliant on many different factors.

Your metabolism is dependent on everything from the types of foods you eat to the amount of sleep that you get each night.

Thanks to genetics, some people have "speedier" metabolisms than others. However, there are some scientifically backed things you can do to make yours work a little more quickly.

And, if you make these habits a part of your morning routine, chances are it will help to naturally boost your calorie burn all day long.