Burn More Calories in Less Time

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Though you may not be aware, you are probably like most people in America and consume at least a hundred calories more than you need each day. If this is the case and you don’t feel you can cut down on your calorific intake, then what you need to do is incorporate a couple of short bursts of extra activity into your day to burn them off. If you want to increase your chances of maintaining a healthy weight there are a few ways you can burn extra calories and dropping a few extra pounds without having to go on a strict diet, in fact, you'll hardly notice at all.  Here are a few simple changes you can make and with just a little effort you will soon begin to notice results.

Quick tips for burning calories:

• Avoid the temptation of taking the elevator at work. Climbing the stairs is great for toning your calf and thigh muscles and in just five minutes you will have burned about 140 calories.
• If the weather’s great at the weekend why not get into the garden and do a spot of weeding. You can use up 250 calories in an hour and your garden will look great. Put the leaf blower away and rake your lawn that will use up another 50 calories in just 30 minutes.
• Don't spend your lunch break in the cafeteria, go and do some window shopping. Just an hour of walking can burn 250 calories or more.
• Forget the car wash, save your quarters and lose some calories. Washing the car by hand will consume 280 calories and hour.
• Put some music on and get on down. Dancing is a great way to elevate your mood and also burns at least 180 calories and hour.

 Quick tips to shed a few pounds:

• Use fat free milk instead of whole or skimmed milk.
• Opt for low fat or fat free salad dressings they are just as tasty.
• If you drink soda, replace regular soda with a sugar free substitute.
• Keep fast food to a bare minimum. Make it something you treat yourself to once a month.
• When you're snaking between meals choose fruit and vegetables rather than chips and cookies.
• Use low fat spreads instead of butter or full fat cream cheese.

Quick tips for curbing your cravings:

• Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Many people are dehydrated without knowing it, this makes your body store extra water which adds a few extra pounds.
• Cravings typically last about ten minutes so do something to distract yourself like exercise or read a book.
• Always keep healthy snacks at hand.
• Don’t be tempted to skip meals; this will always backfire because you'll end up over-compensating later.

By incorporating a few of these tips per week you can maximize your results while being more efficient with your time.

Here's to your wellness,


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