Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ways to Burn Calories

How many calories can you burn with simple changes to your lifestyle? It turns out that the little things you do during the day make a big difference in the number of calories you burn.

Burn more calories at the office.

If you have a job that you have to sit all day remember for extended periods this could become a cause of weight gain in some people. If you have a desk job, create a habit to get up for at least 15 minutes every hour. Take a walk to the farthest restroom, run an errand, take the stairs instead of the elevator or do your filing from a standing rather than seated position.

Burn more calories while you relax.

Instead of just laying across the bed or sitting on the couch as you watch television fold laundry, dust furniture or sweep the floor while you watch tv. If you like to talk on the food, walk around during your chat instead of sitting down. 

Burn more calories with daily chores.

Spring cleaning is fast approaching so with that being said get out the mops and buckets and get ready to burn calories and you clean. I use  which allows me to see how many calories I have burned during my daily cleaning. Download the app and let me know how you like it!

Burn more calories at social events.

How many times have you entered a party at a friend's home and scanned the room for the comfy place to sit? The next time you go to a party, burn extra calories by becoming more social. Choose to stand or circle the room and talk to as many people as possible. Offer to help in the kitchen or offer to stay afterwards and clean up. I do this all the when I attend a gathering. I try my best not to sit while I'm talking to people. Also if the music is blasting make sure you dance the night away. Believe me when I say the more you dance the more calories you are burning.


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