6 Ways to Burn 100 More Calories a Day
Stretching/Light YogaYou don't need to be a yogi to get your stretch on. Do this while watching TV or waiting for dinner to bake... It feels great! In 35 minutes you'll burn those 100 calories. FYI, there are plenty of free yoga videos all over the web, including basic starter sessions. And if you want to invest in a monthly subscription, HG Lisa's personal trainer Mandee recommends YogaGlo!
Out and About
Take the StairsThis is one of those practical tips that's easy to ignore, but here's some food for thought: It only takes 10 minutes of stair climbing to burn 100 calories! A few minutes on your way in and out of work, a few minutes at the mall... It adds up! If you work in a high-rise building, hit the stairwell on your lunch break, and set your phone timer for 10 minutes. Challenge yourself to do it daily!
Lunch-Break WalkSpeaking of lunch breaks... You don't need to break a sweat or even spend the bulk of your break to burn 100 calories by walking. Just 25 minutes of moderate walking will result in 100 calories burned. Pick up the pace, and you'll burn even more. HG tip: Invite a coworker, and the time will fly by...
Tips and Tricks
Mix 'n MatchOnce you see how easy it is to incorporate these activities into your day, you'll want to double (or even triple!) up. A little Housewalking, some stretching, and a walk on your lunch break? You just burned 300 extra calories!
Stay HydratedEven low-key activities like these require hydration. Keep a refillable water bottle on hand throughout the day. Bonus? Getting enough H2O can keep you from feeling hungry...
Adjust the Calorie Count for Your WeightThe above estimates are based on a 155-lb. woman... Need a more exact idea of how many calories you're burning? Check out this handy activity calculator! From food shopping to giving the dog a bath, practically every activity is here...
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