While good nutrition and regular workouts are both important for weightloss, what we do during the day is also extremely important.
Most people spend a significant amount of time sitting and sedentary. Small amounts of movement throughout the day can add up to quite a few calories burned.
Try implementing any combination of the suggestions below and see if you can burn an extra 200 calories a day.
5 WAYS TO BURN MORE CALORIES DURNING THE DAY
Walk like you’re late for an important meeting!
Walking at a faster pace will raise your heart rate and you’ll burn more calories than if you’re just snailing along.
DRINK MORE WATER
Hydration is everything.
When you’re dehydrated, your metabolism slows down. Keep that metabolic rate up by drinking more water and staying hydrated.
USE A STANDING DESK
The average American spends 12 hours a day sitting---TWELVE!
This includes: working, eating, the commute to work, and sitting at home on the computer or watching TV...Add that to the 7 hours the average person sleeps each night and the average person spends incredible 19 hours a day sedentary!
Standing just 2 hours a day you’ll burn an extra 100-150 calories each day.
In a 5 day work week, that’s an extra 500-750 calories a week.
Over the course of a year, that’s an extra 7.5 pounds!
Google DIY Standing Desk for creative, easy ways to build your own standing desk.
TRADE YOUR CHAIR FOR A STABILITY BALL
If you're going to sit at a desk, swap your chair out for a stability ball. Sitting on a stability ball requires your core to work harder to hold your body upright.
You can burn an extra 350 calories per day sitting on a stability ball instead of your chair.
LAUGH TIL YOU CRY
Laughing for 10-15 minutes a day can burn between 10 and 40 calories depending on your weight and the intensity.
So everyday make it a point to laugh hard and laugh often. Besides the extra calories burned, you’ll probably feel happier too.