Maintaining a healthy weight and staying fit doesn’t require as much effort as you might think. In addition to eating a nutritious diet, the secret involves getting up off the couch and moving. That’s not to say all exercise is created equal. The more intense and longer the duration, the more calories you burn. However, it may come as a pleasant surprise just how easy it is and how little time it takes to burn an extra 100 calories in a day. Multiply that by 7 and you’ve burned and extra 700 calories per week.
Let’s take a look at some activities that can help you burn those extra 100 calories…
It’s free, it’s easy, and it can be done almost anywhere. No special equipment other than a pair of good running shoes required. It can be done outside or indoors (mall walking). You can do it by yourself or with a friend.
If you walk for 20 minutes at 3 miles per hour you will burn 100 calories. If you walk up and down the stairs it will only take you 11 minutes to burn 100 calories. If you prefer to go at a more leisurely pace, take Fido for a walk for 26 minutes and those 100 calories will be burned.