Burn while you relax
Burning calories is something millions of people search for every single week, but there are ways to supplement your workouts by burning calories during your down time. Being idle doesn't have to be unproductive and this article has some easy tips that can be employed to help you shave off just a few more calories easily.
Ditch the chair, get an exercise ball
Those exercise balls you see all over the gym doesn't have to be just for when you workout. Exercise balls are fantastic for being a replacement for a chair or seat so ditc
Drink cold water
Everyone who works out knows how important water is for you. Your body requires constant water intake to replenish lost water from sweat and continually release toxins and harmful things from your body when using the bathroom. But something that a lot of people don't know is that cold wat
Do an intense HIIT session
Ok so this one may seem like it doesn't fit in this article, but hear me out. When we perform an HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) activity for 20-30 minutes our bodies go into hyper drive trying to normalize the body's original condition which leads to 24 - 36 hours of increased metabolism and Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). Because our body wants to be back to normal it works very hard to bring this intense revved up exercise state back down and we end up burning more calories while we sit and relax. Again this isn't going to be much, probably a total of 200 extra calories burnt from this session, but it fits here because after your workout your body is still working hard and burning calories to bring back stability and soundness. So after a hard workout, enjoy the fact that you are still burning more calories when you sit down to watch TV because the body is still revved up and trying to normalize itself.
Stay cooler instead of warmer
This idea is similar to the idea I just posted about drinking cold water to burn calories when idle. The key is that the body needs to be warm and when you cool down the body has to work hard to restore that perfect internal temperature of 98.6 degrees. If you jump in the pool during the hot summer months your body is continually trying it's best to keep your body warm so it's burning calories in an attempt to heat you up. So staying cool frequently will cause your body to always be in a state of work because once your internal temperature is normalized then it just sits idly to maintain it. If it's suddenly dropped then it has to work and bring it back up, so keep cool and burn some extra calories in the meantime.
Laughing does a number of things to our bodies, but one of them that serves the purpose of this article is burn calories! When you laugh your body's heart rate increases and uses more energy, thus we see a calorie expenditure greater
There is a ton of other ways to be idle and burn calories, this is just a sample of examples I could come up with that I employ myself. I notice a big difference just with these few examples both on the scale and how I feel. My posture and core are much stronger because of my exercise ball seat and drinking cold water is refreshing and feels good on the throat. Staying cool after an HIIT session is a recipe for success, and laughing while you do it is just icing on the cake. Do these few activities and it could make a big difference in the long run. Fitness journeys are marathons, not races after all. You will never reach healthy goals quickly, so take your time and enjoy your journey with the aid of these few easy tips when you are experiencing down time.