Last Updated on June 11, 2020
3. Take The Long Way
I think it’s in our nature to do things the fastest and easiest way possible, but if you can purposely make your life just a bit more physically challenging, you can burn an extra 100+ calories a day just by making small changes to your routine.
You have probably already been told to park far away when out shopping to get those extra steps in every day, but what about getting off of the elevator a level or two early and walking the rest of the way, using the restroom that’s the furthest from your desk, or getting off the bus or subway one stop early? Time might not always permit this, but taking the long way isn’t always the wrong way when it comes to burning a few extra calories.
4. Don’t Just Walk Up The Stairs
Run, jump, or squat! Be careful if you have bad knees, but the stairs are the easiest way to burn a lot of calories fast, especially if you’re going up them anyway. If you have stairs in your home, think of them as an opportunity to get a quick workout every time you have to go up. I like to even run in place on each step for 5 or so seconds, jump to the next step, and then repeat.
5. Walking Meetings
Instead of sitting in a conference room, take your meetings outside for a walk. Not only does this burn a few extra calories and promote circulation after sitting at your desk, but the change of scenery and activity can really get your creative juices flowing, as well as help with communication. Those 5 minutes outside will also break up the day and make the rest of your work day easier and more enjoyable.