For anybody who is trying to lose some weight, most people suggest working out to shed out those extra pounds. However, exercising can be intimidating and overwhelming. Luckily, there are simple things that you can do to burn calories without working out.
Stand As Much As You Can
When you are standing your body gets a signal to burn more calories than when you are sitting! Your metabolism and fat burning enzymes are more active while you are standing instead of sitting. Hence, whenever you get a chance do not sit, stand. If you stand for quite a while, you will find that you have less back pain because you aren’t slouching over in a chair as much.
Your body loses calories if you keep moving all or some part of your body continuously! If you think that walking is only way to moving continuously then you are wrong! You are moving even when you are tapping your feet, drumming your fingers, talking, shrugging your shoulders, moving your head in circles, or even rolling your eyes.
It’s true that this small movement only needs small muscle movement but even when you are doing it your muscles are requiring energy and thus increasing the metabolism of your body. So do not worry that you cannot walk a mile, you can start will small body movements and you will find that you are burning calories.
Take The Longer Way
Have you ever thought of taking a long route to your office from parking lot or just to the bathroom? Yes, these may seem weird, but when you do so you are actually burning more calories and increasing your metabolism. You might not think these small extra steps will add up at the day end but you may just find that you have actually walked an extra mile!
Track Your Eating Habits
You can control your calorie intake by checking out what are you eating every day and when. It’s needless to say to eat healthy, as most people who are trying to shed off extra weight try to eat healthy, yet they find that they aren’t losing weight!
This is because you need to track when you are eating. Even healthy foods have calories that can add up quickly. Try breaking up your calories into 5-6 small meals throughout the day. This will help you avoid unhealthy snack temptation. If you are still hungry in between meals, try drinking a full glass of water to trick your body into thinking you are full. Also try not to late at night, because your body will not get enough time to digest the food before you go to sleep.