3 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories
Are you looking for ways to incorporate more exercise in your daily life? Your body is consistently burning calories. Here are some simple ways to give your body a calorie-burning boost.
If it seems like you never have the time to go for walks, here are some ideas on how to fit walking in every day:
- Lay shoes and clothes out at night so you can walk first thing in the morning.
- Instead of meeting friends or co-workers for a cup of coffee, meet them at the park for a walk.
- When you are on the phone, stand up and walk around. Remember, any movement is better than none!
Save five minutes circling the parking lot for a “good space” and park further out. Get into the habit of returning the grocery cart to the store instead of the cart corral in the parking lot, too.
Do your chores
Maybe you find yourself putting off exercising because you've been neglecting the house. Tackling those mundane chores around the house can feel a lot more productive if you consider them part of your workout routine. Washing the car, sweeping the sidewalk, mowing the yard, cleaning the bathroom, mopping the floors, carrying laundry up and down stairs—these activities all use different muscle groups and burn calories.
An hour spent watching your favorite TV show can burn around 60-70 calories. If it's a comedy, laughing could help you burn an extra 70! Get more out of your TV-watching time by standing up periodically, stretching and walking around the room. Throw in a few arm circles and toe touches; not only will you use a few more calories, but you'll be helping your posture.
By the way, you just burned 3 calories reading this article!