6 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories During The Workday [PHOTOS]
If sit at a desk all day and wish there was something you could do to make your weekly routine a little less sedentary well, you're in luck-
And maybe you’re trying to lose a little bit of extra weight, too, which you know requires that you increase your daily activity levels. But how can you boost the amount you move around—and as a result, the amount of calories you burn—throughout the day, when most of it is spent sitting behind a desk?
It might be easier than you think.
DRINK MORE WATER. Not only will it keep you hydrated it will make you get up more and yes, Bob keeps up this pace he'll spend a lot of the time in the men's room-
DESKERSIZE: That's geek speak for “exercise at your desk.” Look at Mike crush those 3lb weights!
GO FOR A WALK: This one's pretty self explanatory. Here's right outside our studios at One City Center Portland. It's much busier at lunch time.
TAKE THE STAIRS. Here's another good one. This goes for the parking garage too. Park all the way up top or to the way back of the lot-
SIT UP STRAIGHT: I'm gonna sound like your mom, but practicing good posture will force you to engage the muscles in your core, shoulders and back and as a result, lead to an increase in your energy. In fact, it could increase your calorie burn by about 17 percent when compared to sitting in a slouched position. Way to go Holly!!
LAUGH: Laughing can help you burn a few extra calories by raising your heart rate by about 10 to 20 percent. Plus, it never hurts to laugh!!!