Wouldn’t it be nice if losing weight and burning off the excess fat was simpler and less effort?
Believe it or not there are several things a person can do that doesn’t require you to work up a heavy sweat at the gym.
1. Drink Water with Ice
Water is the number one fat-loss supplement in my book. Adding ice actually increases the metabolism a bit too. The reason for this is the body will work to raise the temperature of the water which results in calories being burned.
There are several other ways to use water will burn off fat here.
2. Hot and Spicy Foods
Part of the daily diet can include metabolism momentum inducing foods that actually can burn more calories to digest than contained in the foods themselves. These “thermogeinc” foods can be simply added to the existing meal plan.
3. Walking Here & There
Walking is one very effective metabolism booster and often overlooked because of it’s simplicity. Adding a few minutes here and there add up. Walking farther to your office by getting off the bus a block early, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator all add up. Maybe you work on the 10th floor and can’t make it all the way. That’s ok. Start by walking up to the 2nd floor before catching the elevator.
4. Move it Move it Move it!
Yes, the foods we eat are a large part of why we weigh what we do – but body movement is important to. As well as walking just simple movements make a difference too. If you are stuck in a chair all day just setting your clock to stand every 20 minutes will burn calories. You’ll be surprised to learn just how many calories you burn by standing.
5. Change Your Menu For Appetite.
Did you know that if you eat raw vegetables you not only get healthier access to all the vitamins and nutrients but you also burn more calories digesting them AND you feel full longer? Have a handful of raw veggies with each meal and snack and watch how quickly you will feel better and loose weight easier.
6. Working Out in Other Places
There a dozen reasons why people don’t do their workouts in a gym.
a – live too far away from the local gym
b – don’t want people watching you work out
c – don’t know what you are doing or not familiar enough to feel comfortable in a gym
d – it’s expensive
e – not motivated enough to justify getting a membership
f – the crowd is too young, too fit
g – don’t like the owner or employees
h – tried it, didn’t like it
i – lost weight last time but gained it back and feel embarrased
j – too tired to go after work
k – your ex is there
l – don’t like the locker room
What do you do if you want to get fit and lose weight but have a dozen or more reasons why you can’t or won’t go to the gym? Try this at home:
Since you have to make the time to clean the house anyway why not add a little bit of additional activity to it. High step it from room to room or add a sit up or two between rooms.
Use your pedometer while you clean the house or do other “normal” household chores. Make a special goal just for this one routine. If you find there aren’t that many steps you can add them by marching in pace while you dust.