Six Easy Ways To Burn Calories

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Burn Calories to Maintain A Healthy Weight

You only get one body in a lifetime, so it’s a good idea to cherish the body you’ve been given. One way to do this is to burn calories in order to maintain a healthy weight.

Fitness experts suggest limiting the calories you consume daily in order to maintain a healthy weight.  That’s why it makes sense to burn calories – as many as possible throughout your day.   If you can’t consistently make it to the gym, check out these easy ways to burn calories. Get your physician’s okay to exercise before beginning any fitness program or dietary changes.

1.    Stand up. 

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If you have a job where you sit a lot or if you find yourself spending a lot of time on the sofa, then try standing on your feet periodically throughout the day, as this can help to burn calories.

•    At work, there may be tasks you can do while standing.

•    Sorting documents, looking through files, reading reports, and making handwritten notes can all be done from a standing position. Some workplaces even offer standing desks at which you can work on a computer.

•    Here’s an interesting tip to try at home: if you use a laptop computer and you have a raised counter/bar area, consider placing your laptop on the high counter and doing work while you stand.

•    Even if you’re only on your feet for 15 minutes at a time, the calories you burn will increase while you’re standing.

2.    Walk around.

Something as simple as walking around rather than sitting helps to burn calories. Think creatively to fit in more walking throughout your day.

•    For example, let’s say you work from your home office and sit at the computer all day. However, you occasionally receive phone calls on your cell phone or cordless home phone.  Make it a point to walk around the house during phone calls.

•    Think about this: if you receive four phone calls during the day, each lasting 15 minutes, and you walk while talking, by the end of your work day you’ll have walked for an hour.

•    Although you’re not speed walking, you’re on your feet and moving,  helping to burn calories during your busy workday.

3.    Take the stairs.

If you live or work in a building with stairs, consider taking the stairs to burn calories.

4.    Park farther from the door.

If you take your car to work or to run errands, park far away from your destination, even if that just means the far end of the parking lot.

•    You can add several extra minutes of walking time simply by using this method everywhere you go.

•    Don’t underestimate the value of a 5-minute walk from your vehicle to the grocery store or your workplace and back. Those 5-minute walks add up to more calories burned.

5.    Get a pedometer.

For some extra motivation to keep you moving, consider getting a good pedometer, which is a device that counts your steps.

•    If getting instant feedback motivates you, wearing a pedometer will drive you to burn more calories.

•    Fitness experts now recommend walking at least 10,000 steps per day.

•    Use your pedometer as a reminder to get up and move around more.

6.    Use exercise DVDs at home.

Seek fitness DVDs that you enjoy so that you will feel motivated to use them.

•    If you can’t squeeze in time to go to the gym, selecting an exercise DVD may be your perfect strategy to burn more calories. Many of them can be done in half an hour or less, or offer abridged versions of longer workouts.

•    Check out the exercise DVDs at your local library. Normally free of charge to use for a few days or a week, different library DVDs will help you to decide which types of exercise DVDs you prefer. Once you determine your preferences, you might want to purchase your own DVDs to burn calories on a regular basis.

•    Alternately, keep working through the ones available from the library. The variety you will experience from doing this will keep your exercise routine fresh.

Conclusion About Easy Ways To Burn Calories

Caring for your body is crucial to living fully. Let the simple strategies above work for you. After all, only you have the power to take steps to improve your most cherished “possessions” – your body and your health.

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9 thoughts on “Six Easy Ways To Burn Calories”

  1. Great stuff Roy! I find your blog encouraging and you’ve just encouraged me to exercise more so I’m just out for a jog!!

  2. Again inspriational. I wouldn’t say im overweight but im definitely not as healthy as I could be, so im going to use these to my advantage! 🙂

  3. Great points in your article, Roy. I’m really glad that I came across it. I will definitely be coming back and in the meantime I’m going to the gym to burn some calories. 🙂

  4. I think this is a great article. I love this site and am going to bookmark it. Think I’ll subscribe to the Newsletter also. Thanks for creating an interesting site, Roy.

  5. Roy, I really like your blog and there are some interesting articles here and some very useful information. I’m going to start using the stairs more and might get my bike out now and burn some calories!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Fiona. It’s a great idea to get your bike out – I love cycling. When I was competing I had my own nutritionist but you should find plenty of good advice in this article and also our books on Amazon.

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