Three changes you can make to burn more calories
Exercise is essential when it comes to losing weight and being healthy. So if you’re eager to drop those unwanted pounds, consider implementing these three daily changes that will help increase your calorie burn.
Get Some Sunshine
Moving workouts to early mornings may mean cursing your alarm clock, but here’s the big payoff: morning exercisers burn more calories. And now that the sun rises earlier, it’ll be easier to pull yourself out of bed than it was in the winter. Research shows that people who exercise in the morning work harder and for longer periods of time, which may be because they’re more alert and energetic and don’t feel as rushed as afternoon or evening exercisers. Getting into a morning routine will also help you stick with it, which will help even more with your weight-loss journey.
Pick up the Speed
When it comes to cardio, running will help you lose more weight than walking since it burns more calories. But the speed at which you run also matters. If you increase your speed just a little, then you’ll burn even more. And don’t stick to a consistent pace for the entire workout. Adding sprinting intervals is an effective way to increase your calorie burn and reduce belly fat. Also, be sure to swing those arms as you move, which will cause you to burn 15 percent more calories.
Strength Train in the Restroom
Muscle burns more calories than fat does, so the more muscle mass you have, the easier it is to lose weight. Don’t just hit the weight room at the gym. Include strength-training moves throughout your day, such as push-ups on the bathroom counter or squats or calf raises while brushing your teeth. You can also work your body by carrying a basket instead of pushing a cart at the grocery store, using the stairs whenever possible, and sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair.