We all live hectic and stressful lives and to top this we also worry about our fitness, healthy living and how we can stay active. Here are some ways to incorporate activity in your everyday life and burn more calories without putting in extra effort and extra time.
Get a standing desk – If you are working on a laptop, try to get a standing desk for yourself instead of a chair and a table. This will encourage you to move more throughout the day but of course, don’t overdo it. Try it within your limits or else you can sit in between your breaks.
Take breaks – Set an alarm on your phone to take breaks after every 30 minutes. Get up from your chair and walk around, for 5 mins and after 5 mins, start your work again.
Walk when you talk – Whether you are taking a personal call or chat regarding work, get up and start walking. Studies show that walking enhances creative thinking by pumping more oxygen and blood into the brain.
Park your car away – Whether you are going to the market, park your car as far as possible to allow more time for walking. If you are taking public transportation, you can get down two stops before your stop and walk the remaining route.
Go for stairs – Try to take stairs and not elevators especially if you have to go up a few floors. This is a simple and everyday trick to burn extra calories and stay fit.
Active meet-up – We generally go to our friend’s or relative place for lunch and dinner. You can go but try to meet them in other ways too like go on a picnic, join in for yoga class, go to an exhibition or museum. It is a healthy way of meeting, greeting along staying active.
Household chores – Try to do all your household chores by yourself. If you have kept house helpers, you can give them off some days. You can make it more interesting and active by incorporating dance and exercises. It is a great calorie burner and engages your entire body.
Work out with TV – Instead of sitting and watching TV, you can work out while watching TV. You can do some exercises by standing or sitting while you enjoy your favorite show. This is the easiest way to burn calories.
Walk after dinner – Instead of going directly to bed after having your dinner, go for a walk. This aids digestion, burns calories, and is even good for your blood sugar. Going to bed right after meals can give problems like heartburn, indigestion, insomnia.