It’s almost a common knowledge that sitting is the new smoking. Many studies have demonstrated that sitting for a longer period each day can make us fat, also it increases the risk of premature death.
But what can we do if we spent half a day at the office with our butts glued to a chair? So, you must figure out a way to get up and get moving! Luckily, you don’t have to go the gym to do it, according to an expansive new study.
The study, published in The Lancet, discovered that just 150 minutes of exercise weekly can help extend your life and decrease the risk of a heart disease.
Most importantly, it doesn’t matter how you choose to spend those minutes exercising, any physical activity counts! Dr. Scott Lear, the study lead author and a professor at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences in Canada, dispelled the notion of having to spend money to be active.
You’re in luck today because we’ve put together a guide to becoming more active today! The following are some of the easiest ways to start burning more calories right now! Stop with the excuses by trying these calorie-burning tips!
1Clean Up Your House
Besides making your house look spick-and-span, the cleaning up can make your body look better. All you have to do is stay mindful of your movements as you move around the house. Stand on your toes while you scrub some dishes or clench your core while you bend over the tub. Michelle Opperman, Group Fitness Manager of Crunch in New Montgomery suggests to balance on one foot while wiping down sinks, counters, sinks, walls, but make both sides. With tips like these, you wouldn’t mind cleaning anymore. For just 25 minutes cleaning you can burn 100 calories.
2Bike To Work
If you live close enough to work and don’t have an occasion where you have to dress up, consider biking to the office. There is a solution if you’re too far as well. Split it up, take the train, subway, or the bus, to a near point and then bike to your workplace. You’ll be grateful in the future for that decision.
3“Stand Out” at the Office
Dave Colina, certified CrossFit trainer, Krav Maga instructor, and founder of formula O2, recommends to experiment with a standing desk if work in front of a computer all day. If your office doesn’t allow for a standing desk, keep your monitor and keyboard on a stack of books. It is possible to type just as easily when you’re standing as when you’re sitting. Plus, you’re burning a lot more calories while you’re at it!
4Get To Gardening
You can burn 100 calories by gardening for just 22 minutes. A hundred calories if you weigh 175 pounds, but if you weigh more than that, you’ll burn calories at an even faster pace. Also, you can give yourself a double dose of the good stuff while you’re digging in the dirt anyway. You can plant some veggies or make your garden even beautiful with some pretty flowers. That way, you’ll have fresh vegetables to help with your healthy meal preps and your garden will be the most beautiful in your neighborhood!
5Make Time For Tiny Workouts
No matter how busy you’re with your work and your kids, you can find time for tiny workouts. The thing is you only need 2 and a half minutes to start burning calories and boost your metabolism. Research printed in the journal Physiological Reports demonstrated the individuals who did five 30-second bursts of maximum-effort cycling, then took a rest of 4 minutes, burned 200 extra calories and boosted their metabolism for the next two days. Chasing your kids never sound so much fun, right?
6Have a Dance Party
Shaking your body for just 17 minutes will burn off 100 calories. Whether you’re taking a class, heading to the club on Saturdays, or showing your best moves in your living room, just start dancing! Moving to music is one of those workouts that doesn’t feel like a workout and it’s a great way to get your heart pumping. Don’t believe us? Certain kinds of dancing can burn more calories than a run, according to study by the University of Brighton discovered
7Play a Tourist in Your Own City
You can check out historic walking tours in your city or even better, find a nearby nature path with a breathtaking view. Lace up your sneakers, go hiking and enjoy in the sounds and sights of nature all while burning off calories. With 15 minutes hiking, you’ll burn off 100 calories and most trips last longer than that! Walking and hiking is easy, burns many calories and is a great opportunity to take in new sites and sounds.
8Choose Stairs Over the Escalator
You’ll burn off an insane amount of calories if you skip the escalator and go for the stairs instead while you hiking out of the Subway system or walk around the mall. Tourists pay attention here, all those stairs can help balance out those big vacation meals.
9Go Window Shopping
In about 33 minutes checking out the latest gadgets and fashions at the mall will burn off 100 calories! Enjoy your window shopping!
10Park Farther Away
Zuta Gilchriest, Regional Group Fitness Director of NY CRUNCH gums, says an easy way to get yourself moving is to park your car a few blocks away from the mall or at least at the farthest spot in the parking garage, so you’ll extend your short walk.
A round of bowling, which lasts 25 minutes, will fry out 100 calories to the curb.
12Go Mini Golfing
A 37 minute game of this game will burn off 100 calories.
13Move Some Furniture
Are you looking to redecorate or a friend is moving? Moving furniture around for half an hour will burn off 167 calories.
If you spend 51 minutes playing a fun game of darts with friends at your favorite bar, you’ll burn off 100 calories. But, try to stay away from the booze!
15Get Under The Sheets
Those who want to cuddle, pay attention here. It’s possible to lose weight without even getting out of bed! According to University of Montreal researchers, men burn off 100 calories and women burn 69 calories during the average sex sesh. We believe you didn’t need any excuse to get busy in the bedroom, but you have to admit this is a good reason to stay even more!