The Laziest Ways To Burn More Calories
Hit the market:Buy groceries for your fete (45 minutes of cart-pushing burns 117 calories), carry them inside (5 minutes of schlepping them up stairs burns 43), and put them away (40 calories in 14 minutes).
Turn Down The Temp:This one is surprising, but true – lower temperatures mean your body burning more calories.This is because when the temperature is lower, your body has to burn more calories to keep itself warm.The ideal temperature for burning calories is 64 degrees. Get to it!
TAKE A NAP:The best piece of exercise equipment for the lazy dieter? The bed. No, you can’t lovemake your way lean. You can absolutely sleep your way to slender, though. In fact, getting enough quality sleep is crucial for healthy weight loss. A recent study found sub-par sleep could undermine weight loss by as much as 55 percent! Inadequate or broken sleep can throw hunger-regulating hormones out of balance. Ghrelin, the “I’m hungry” hormone, shoots up; leptin, the “I’m full!” hormone, decreases. The result? You’re hungrier, hangrier, and you eat more food.
Sing, laugh, repeat:Settle in for an hour of Glee and participate by belting out those lyrics; you’ll burn more if you do it standing, chorus style. When it’s your turn to rest your chops, laugh. Singing zaps 136 calories an hour, and 20 minutes of giggling torches another 67.