Anyone who treats exercise seriously wants to own a fast metabolism. Of course, anyone who treats exercise seriously also wants to own effortless six-pack abs and a 500-pound squat. However, there’s a saying about wishing in one hand and unloading excrement in the other and seeing which gets filled quicker. In other words, if your genetics didn’t bestow upon you the world’s fastest resting metabolic rate, you’re going to need to put your wheels in motion and start paying attention to the details in order to give your metabolism a boost.

The good news is that a handful of things you can do to get your metabolism moving in the right direction aren’t all that difficult to implement into your daily routine

Here are 6 simple ways to boost your metabolism.