Plus, a complete list of 10 EASY Ways to add NORMAL activity into your day to burn an extra 100 Calories.
By: Laura M. Howell
There are days when putting on your workout clothes and tying up your sneakers is just not going to happen. There are legit reasons to miss a workout: your work schedule is beyond packed, you have zero help with the kids or you didn't sleep the night before. Life can be unpredictable, but well that's life. On the other hand, there are days when things are going perfect, where you 're just waiting for that flat tire to happen or to loose your keys and shocker... you don't. When life is on your side and things are simply "working" it's easy to get your workout in, but when life seems to be against you those are days when you may need to look for alternative ways to burn a few extra calories by sneaking windows of fitness into your day. In this article I will tell you how you can burn an extra 100 calories a day and hardly notice it.
Loose Over 10 Pounds a Year? Okay, Keep Talking
Learning to burn an extra 100 calories a day is not going to realistically change anything about your fitness level or physique. Or will it? A 100 calories in the visual form is equal to eliminating one serving of these common foods from your day: 1-tablespoon of salad dressing, 1-slice of bread or a small cookie. If you keep a consistent caloric intake and you then eliminate 100 calories a day on top of that through diet change or exercise increase you can make significant changes to your health over a years time. Because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in normally to loose 1 pound. So, if you cut 100 calories from your typical diet each day, you'd lose 1 pound in just over a month (100 calories x 35 days = 3,500 calories). If you kept this going for a year (100 calories x 365 days) we're looking at burning an extra 36,500 calories or loosing 10.5 pounds. Now we're talking. Learning to burn an extra 100 calories a day should NOT take the place of your normal workout routine, but it's a great place to start if you're on a new fitness journey or as a technique to make a non-workout day healthier.
You Don't Have to Eliminate Your Coffee Creamer
There are millions of ways to not eat and eliminate an extra 100 calories a day, but I'm going to focus on easy daily activities. Diet is the hardest and last thing people want to change, especially when it means taking their favorite foods away. You would stop reading this article if I recommend eliminating your wine, coffee creamer or chocolate. That would be cruel, unusual and boring. Let's save those suggestions for another article. Instead, I'm going tell you my favorite my favorite, least-painless ways to burn an extra 100 calories a day.
Want more ideas on how to burn calories? Check-out this article in the learning center about metabolism, "SPEEDING UP YOUR METABOLISM: WHAT SPEEDS IT UP & WHAT SLOWS IT DOWN"
10 ways to Burn an Extra 100 Calories a Day and Hardly Notice it
- Go up and down the stairs more. 10 times + 15 minutes of moderate housework.
- Take the long way. to your destination all day. Example walk to the bathroom across the hall, park farther away or grab water from the farthest faucet.
- Have sex. The average romp session lasts 25 minutes and can be a fun way to burn an extra 100 calories a day.
- Pace when you're on the phone. Pacing is the same as walking. 30 minutes of pacing at a normal stroll speed will burn an extra 100 calories a day easily.
- Just Dance. Grab your dog, partner or kid and start a dance party. Dancing for a mere 15 minutes can burn an extra 100 calories a day.
- Take an extra trip to the grocery store you. You always need something. 20 minutes of active shopping and
pushing a cart will burn an extra 100 calories a day.
- Get to the gym or your workout class early or stay late. Walking on the
treadmill for 20 minutes or performing 20 minutes of body weight leg exercises can burn an extra 100 calories a day.
- Find a kid to play with. Playing actively with a child for 25 minutes burn an extra 100 calories a day.
- Fidget more. Fidgeting as a true habit can burn over 300 calories a day. If you fidgeted for just 1/3 of the day that would burn an extra 100 calories a day.
- Drink coffee + cold water. The caffeine in 3 cups of coffee burns an extra 50 calories a day. Combined with the 50 calories your body burns working to raise the your core temperature after consuming 8 glasses of cold water and you will have burned your extra 100 calories a day.