Adopt these 4 easy tactics to burn calories in your everyday.
Take the Stairs
If you were to climb stairs for 15 minutes, you’d burn approximately 137 calories. If you don’t have stairs at home or work, buy yourself a small stair step that you can use while watching TV. You don’t even have to step during your shows – wait for the commercials. A one hour television show is roughly 45 minutes long, and the remaining 15 minutes is filled with commercials.
Just 15 minutes of doing sit-ups, jumping jacks, knee lifts, lunges, and squats can burn approximately 137 calories. Again, during commercials while watching television would be a great time, but you can do them anywhere you can find some privacy, even while on breaks at work.
Using a Guy Leech Cross Trainer, Exercycle, or Duncan Armstrong Treadmill at a fast pace can burn close to 200 calories in just 15 to 20 minutes. Put on your favourite tunes to make the time fly!
You can also burn a substantial amount of calories throughout the day if you simply make a commitment to be more active. Walk a little more, take the stairs more often, take the long way around the store while shopping . . . all of these little things add up, and it’s very possible to burn significant calories with a little bit of effort.