Burn Those Calories!

Here are five tips to help you do just that, and the best part is that they’re simple enough to do every day. Try them.

Increase The Length Of Time You Exercise

You already know that physical activity burns calories. To burn more, increase your workout. Even just five minutes longer each day results in more calories burned, keeping you fitter and helping you maintain your weight. Five minutes isn’t very long; even if you have long shifts at work or a packed daily schedule, you can fit a few minutes of exercise in without affecting the rest of your day. Five extra minutes also means a deeper commitment to reaching or maintaining your ideal shape and size, without having to make a huge sacrifice. Burn an extra 50 to 100 calories during every workout, and over time, you’ll see the difference.

Drink Enough Water

Are you drinking enough water throughout the day? Drinking plenty of water keeps you hydrated and burns a few calories, too. For many people, drinking more water also equates to eating less. That’s because, sometimes, we confuse thirst with hunger. If you’re feeling hungry, try drinking a glass of water first. If that takes care of your hunger, then your body was actually craving water, not food.

Take Walking Breaks

Living a sedentary life is hard on the body. If you have a desk job, for example, you need to get up and walk as much as possible. Whatever work you do, try to take walking breaks throughout the day. Walking is good for your circulation, it distracts your mind and improves your mood, and it helps you maintain a healthy weight. By taking walking breaks several times a day, you’ll burn more calories throughout the week.

Chew Longer

You may feel rushed at mealtimes, but it’s in your best interest to take your time and chew food thoroughly. The act of chewing burns calories, and in addition, it improves your digestion, which can lead to greater efficiency in your body’s calorie-burning process.

Try Green Or Black Tea

In addition to providing healthful antioxidants, green and black tea contain caffeine, a stimulant that has the effect of burning more calories, possibly because you’re in a more alert state that keeps you in motion. The good thing about drinking tea instead of other caffeinated beverages is that tea offers numerous benefits, including protecting your teeth against harmful bacteria, and helping to lower your cholesterol levels.

Ready To Burn More Calories?

When you’re ready to step up to the next level and burn a lot more calories, turn to New York’s fitness coach, Elene Cassis, to start or revamp your fitness program. As a personal trainer with certifications from the American Academy of Personal training, the Council of Occupational Education, and other renowned organizations, Elene meets you where you are regardless of shape, size, or ability level.

If you’re in New York, contact personal trainer Elene Cassis today for your free fitness assessment. Whatever your goals, Elene will work with you to make them happen. Schedule your appointment today!