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5 Easy Calorie-Burning Activities

1. First thing in the morning, take a quick walk with your dog, your spouse or a friend. When watching Cesar Milan whisper sage advice he consistently mentions that most of the dogs he trains have behavioral issues because they do not get enough exercise. I tend to think it is the same problem with humans and walking can be a simple solution. If it is difficult to walk in your neighborhood, then lace up your walking shoes and walk as fast as you can around your local Mall. Just remember to keep moving and leave your credit card at home.

2. Confronted with an escalator or stairs take the stairs every time. If your office is up more flights than you think you can do, build up your stamina by adding a flight every few days; you can always take the elevator the rest of the way. Stair climbing is great exercise for your legs and sagging buttocks, not to mention strengthening the heart and increasing oxygen to the lungs.

3. Park your car as far away as you can walk in your chic summer sandals and hike it across the parking lot. If it is a hot day you will just move faster to get into the air conditioning.

4. Remember how much fun it was to ride your bicycle around the neighborhood as a kid, well it is still a lot of fun and great exercise. No need to buy a fancy racing model when a used upright with a basket for groceries will do just fine.

5. Break up watching television or working on the computer with work in the garden and household chores. Shake off the sluggish feelings from sitting and watching and get up and do something, even if it is loading the dishwasher or folding your laundry or yelling at your kids to get away from the television and go outside to play. Come to think of it, go outside and play with them.

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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: and. To view her website go to


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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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