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5 Easy Calorie-Burning Activities

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5 Easy Calorie-Burning Activities

Want to lose weight and keep it off? (I know, stupid question), then there is only one way to make that happen. Consume only as many calories as you need to sustain your activity level. Otherwise you need to burn, baby, burn. Each calorie you burn is a measurement of energy. Your body converts food into energy by combining calories from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats with oxygen.

If you burn more calories than you eat you will lose weight, if you eat more calories than you burn, well, yeah, your going to build up your love handles instead of your biceps. On average, people need to consume 2000 calories a day: 60 percent of those calories provides  energy for your body’s daily operations, which include breathing, chewing, digesting food, and circulating blood.

Another 30 percent of your daily calorie intake is expended through activities such as household chores, sports, and just being active. Now, it is interesting to note that the more muscle tissue you have the more calories you burn even when you are resting. In fact for each additional pound of muscle approximately 50 extra calories are burned daily. Not bad, eh?  But first you have to develop some muscles, which you can do in a number of ways such as, lifting free weights at the gym, or your ample derriere in yoga class.

According to Dr. Robert Gerszten of Massachusetts General Hospital, “Ten minutes of exercise has at least an hour of effects on your body.”  So, if even short amounts of exercise can be good for you, then what are you waiting for? Fit these calorie burners into your day and watch your body change.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

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7:53AM PDT on May 6, 2013

I walk very quickly into town or to my church every day..... 20mins distance, but come home a longer way ..1 hour walk with a few hills.

3:47PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Great ideas, I also walk or jog on the spot while watching t.v.

10:25AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:41AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Nice! :)

2:57AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

thanks for sharing

5:22AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

ty, I have dog so I walk or run daily 10 km

1:23AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

thanks for the info

4:38AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Walking the dog is for the happiness of both the lead and the led

5:33AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks for the info.

1:53PM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Another easy way to burn calories is just drinking ice water. Though it is recommended you drink water closer to your body temperature to hydrate faster, ice water helps because before your body can process it, it has to be body temperature, meaning the colder it is, the more calories your body burns to convert it. Also unless you are a professional athlete, you should stay away from sports drinks like gatorade unless you have a major electrolyte deficiency. If that is the case, and you are dehydrated, I suggest 1/3 gatorade or other sports drink mixed with 2/3 water.

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