Beauty Tip 351: Burn calories without formal exercise

She Yahoo in Phillipines says that you don’t need to go to the gym to stay fit and burn calories.

Researchers from Oregon State University evaluated a federal survey of more than 6,000 American adults and their physical activity levels. All participants wore accelerometers to track their movement throughout the day. Part of the group took part in structured gym workouts, while the others simply stayed active throughout the day by doing simple chores around the house and running errands. After four consecutive days of wearing the device for at least 10 hours a day, the results were surprising: Small bouts of activity-even just one- and two-minute increments totaling 30 minutes per day-were deemed just as beneficial as longer bouts of exercise at the gym or elsewhere.

Shannan Ponton promotes vitamins with participants of My Biggest Loser
Shannan Ponton promotes vitamins with participants of The Biggest Loser

You can burn a lot of extra calories just with an active life style.

Just look at the extra calories you can burn with an active lifestyle: Walking up three flights of stairs versus taking the elevator burns 20 calories; walking into a restaurant to order food versus pulling up to the drive-thru burns 7 extra calories; raking leaves for 30 minutes torches 175 calories; even washing and slicing your own vegetables (as opposed to buying pre-cut ones) burns an additional 20 calories. That may not sound like a lot, but do the math and you’ll see how these things can add up throughout the year. The key is to look for ways to keep your body moving throughout the day.

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