When it comes to fat loss, sport offers optimal conditions. A homogenous rule all over the World says that one needs to practice sports three times a week. However, many people for various reasons cannot always stick to this principle. If you also belong to this group, you need to find other ways to burn fat. These ways are not ideal, but will slightly help. Below you will find 20 easy ways to lose weight without practicing sport. An essential and basic requirement here is also a healthy and balanced diet.
- More sleep
Studies have showed that sleep lasting less than five hours for a longer period of time negatively influences metabolism. It gets worse in order to compensate for the losses caused by short sleep. Human being should sleep from seven to nine hours a day. Pay attention to your sleep rhythm, which consists of a few cycles, lasting 90 minutes each.
- Watch less television
Limit yourself only to two your favorite TV programs and films and do not watch anything more. Especially when you like drinking or snacking during watching. Research proved that people who limited the time spent in front of TV by half burnt around 100 kcal more.
- Perform household chores
Such activities as cleaning the house or gardening will allow you to burn additional calories. We cannot compare it to running, but the effects may be visible regardless of the fact whether you like order in your house or not.
- Cook by yourself
It is definitely easier to buy a ready-made or at least half-ready meal. However, if you prepare your meal by yourself, you will not only know exactly what you eat, but also how much calories the food contains. You also need to remember that by preparing a meal, you will also burn some additional calories.
- Go out
Go out with your friends, enjoy bowling, go-carts or take part in other activities. Thanks to them, you will burn even 200 kcal per hour.
- Buy a pedometer
Aim at taking 10.000 steps a day. It is on average 8 km, but this value depends among others on your age, condition and body mass. Buy a pedometer or download an app for your phone and get moving! In this way, you may burn 250 to 600 kcal per day.
- Move faster
You may have not noticed that slim people tend to move faster. Obese people often need much more time to perform the same activities. It is obvious that you burn more calories, when you move faster.
- Walk during talking on the phone
Instead of lying on the sofa or seating comfortably in an armchair during talking on the phone, you may walk from one room to another. Thanks to this you will burn 50% more calories than during seating.
Stress causes releasing cortisol, a hormone, which is one of the largest obstacles in achieving an attractive body. Cortisol makes your organism store calories you provide with food in the form of fat. Therefore you should be relaxed as often as possible in order to reduce your weight.
- Laugh more
This is not a joke. By laughing from 10 to 15 minutes a day, you may bur 50 additional calories. Watch a comedy, read a funny story, meet with friends and laugh in full flow.
- Do not eat in front of TV
As already mentioned in point 2, eating during watching television is a very bad habit. Maybe due to lack of time you want to combine a dinner with watching your favorite TV show, but such a solution has only disadvantages. It makes your habits worse, you don’t relish your dinner, as your attention is focused on watching. Moreover, in such a situation you often eat misguided and excessive portions of food. Do not drink colorful drinks, as the majority of them is rich in calories, especially when they are drunk in large amounts. Therefore, stop eating and drinking in front of TV. Calories provided in such a way are unbeneficial and easily may turn out to be a three-digit number. Without any sport, it will be hard to get rid of them.
- Tighten your muscles when driving
When you drive your car and get stuck in traffic, you may tighten your ABS. You will not only strengthen your core muscles, but also lumbar muscles. Try a few times and you will be doing this automatically.
- Change hands when carrying a bag
If you travel with a bag or carry something else, change hands every five minutes. Thanks to this, you will take care about your muscles and burn more calories.
- Take 5-minute breaks
Working in front of the computer is very exhausting for your brain, eyes and also it is very harmful for your slim body. After each hour spent at the desk, you should stand up and move for at least 5 minutes. Take a break during which you will make tea and stretch. It will increase your attention and productivity at work.
- Choose the longest way
If you need to go to the bathroom, choose the one that is the most distant. Choose stairs instead of a lift, even if you need to go to the sixth or twelfth floor. At the beginning, you will feel some pain in your thighs, but with time the pain will pass and the effects will surprise you. On your way to work, get off one bus stop earlier and walk the remaining distance.
- Do not send an e-mail or call if you may take a few steps and settle the matter in person
If it is possible, do not send messages or make calls, but walk some distance and resolve a matter directly. Additionally, personal contact will allow you to establish better relation with a given person.
- Drink call water
Your body maintains a temperature of 36-37 degrees Celsius. If you drink a glass of call water, your organism will need to decrease its temperature to the temperature of your body. In order to do this, it will need 30 kcal per each liter of water. If you provide your organism with the recommended amount of liquids, i.e. 2-3 liters per day, your organism will use additional 60-90 kcal.
- Eat slowly
If you chew each bite at least twenty times, the food you eat will be not only better digested, but you will burn additional calories.
- Drink green tea every day
Caffeine supports burning fat, thanks to which it accelerates metabolism and burning fatty tissue. Green tea can do more. It contains polyphenols, i.e. chemical compounds which also support metabolism.
- Use hot spices
Studies show that hot spices stimulate metabolism. Increase the amount of burnt calories by seasoning your dishes with chili pepper, curcuma or wasabi.