10 cunning ways to burn more calories
Actually, there are some easy ways to burn damned calories by doing simple things that don't require extra time and many efforts.
We get used to the idea that weight loss has its price. We need to find free time for visiting a gym or exercising at home. We're restricted to diets and have to constantly count calories. We force ourselves to practice outdoor activities and must follow the latest news from nutritionists about fat burning. Otherwise we'll not be able to achieve the desired result. Won't we? Actually, there are some easy ways to burn damned calories by doing simple things that don't require extra time and many efforts. Let's play cunning a bit and make our lives easier burning fat without diets and gyms.
10 exercises a day on the run
The idea is to make one-minute exercises 10 times a day while performing your usual daily activities.
Going to the bathroom or kitchen? Walk lunges while moving in and out. Getting down to pick something up from the floor? And while you're at it make 10 squats. The idea is to make one-minute exercises 10 times a day while performing your usual daily activities. In addition to filling your lungs, heart and brain with oxygen, this way you can burn up to 400 calories a day without going to gym.
Floor instead of the couch
While watching TV, reading a book or talking on the phone, sit right on the floor ignoring sofas, couches and armchairs. Sitting on the floor you don't let your muscles relax, since they have to work maintaining the body position. Unwittingly, you will burn some calories just doing usual things and then you'll get more fat burning when you get up from the floor.
One at a time
When you carry something from one place to another, take one thing at a time.
Usually you try to take out of the car as many bags and packages as possible to carry them all at once, don't you? Give up this habit! When you carry something from one place to another, take one thing at a time. Yes, you'll have to walk back and forth a dozen of times, but you will burn about 90 calories by spending just a few more minutes.
Rely on your feet
We have already talked about the benefits of seating, but what about standing? Did you know that just by standing you can burn more than 40 calories per hour? Well, now you do and this is a good reason to allow your legs working for the good of your shape. Try to perform various household chores and work activities standing instead of taking the load off your feet at first convenience.
Eat and burn
There is a simple way to speed up fat burning while eating – to add spices that contain capsaicin. This hot substance has the magic ability to accelerate metabolism. Capsaicin acts upon the mucosa receptors which transmit signals to the thermoregulatory center of the brain. The body starts increased production of heat and burns fat. So, don't hesitate to add chili peppers in meals that go well with hot spices.
Would you like a cup of coffee after dinner? Don't even try to refuse it as a cup of coffee without cream and sugar won't do any harm to your shape, but will speed up your metabolism and help your body burn dinner calories. If you prefer tea, the green one does nicely, again sugar-free.
Instead of meal
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island found that chewing gum can burn up to 8% more calories.
Do you keep a piece of gum on hand to freshen your breath after a meal? Excellent! Researchers from the University of Rhode Island found that chewing gum can burn up to 8% more calories. But instead of chewing after a meal, take a gum when you feel a hunger attack – to avoid snacking. This will help you to switch off from thinking about food and allow to consume 68 fewer calories afterwards, when the time finally comes to a meal.
Do it yourself
Let's assume that you really have no time for an hour workout at the gym. But are you ready to spend half an hour for burning 120 calories? Then go and wash your car! Every time you see the car needs washing, do it yourself – without noticing it you'll perform a whole bunch of squats, stretches, lunges and arm swings. By the way, washing the car can be replaced by tidying up, since a half-hour vacuuming or dusting will let you burn 100 calories.
Engage all parts of your body
Even small movements like swinging legs while sitting or running fingers through hair while speaking on the phone provides a significant fat burning.
After conducting a study of a group of people wearing movement sensors, researchers from Mayo Clinic announced that the subjects, who had constantly moved the various parts of their bodies, lost 350 more calories just owing to the restless movements. Even small movements like swinging legs while sitting or running fingers through hair while speaking on the phone provides a significant fat burning.
Perhaps, this is the easiest workout, which brings a lot of fun and pleasure. Smooching for a half an hour burns up to 50 calories, so it's one more reason to be gentler to your soul mate in everyday life.