11 Lazy Ways to Burn More Calories
BY THE EDITORS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH
You can't give it your all every day...right?
You might think losing weight is all about hard work at the gym and having a strict eating regimen, but sometimes, even just the smallest amount of effort can deliver major pay-offs. Check out these incredibly simple ways to burn more calories, and for more weight loss tips, check out the March 2015 issue of Women's Health, on sale now.
Slurp some java
Caffeine can help boost calorie burn for up to three hours. Not into joe? Try tea.
Using a stability ball can kill 260 more daily cals than parking your butt in a chair.
Cut carbs two days a week. Odds are, you'll lose more than full-time devotees.
Grab some gum
Chew to thwart snacking. Translation: You'll likely eat up to 10 percent less.
Dial it down
The room temperature sweet spot for melting fat: a cool 64 degrees.
Spices in this tasty grub can spike your metabolism by 23 percent.
Take a day off
Strength training twice a week versus thrice a week can yield the same muscle.
Stressed women work off about 104 fewer calories than those who are calm.
Skip the second
Knocking back two beers may slow down fat blasting by 73 percent.
Tapping your feet or pacing can burn hundreds more cals than being still.
Sweat for less
Just 10 minutes of moderate exercise helps rev metabolism for an hour.