Fall is a great time to lose those summer inches and get ready for the holidays.
What’s one of the best ways to get in shape? Take steps to take steps!
Most of us are awake for 16 hours a day, yet we move less than two hours a day. We don’t realize how many calories we’re taking in until one day we notice the "fluffy" areas on our body.
Getting rid of that fluff comes down to this: Move more and eat less. We underestimate how many calories we take in each day, and overestimate how many we’re burning through physical activity.
Besides a regular fitness routine, there are lots of little things you can do throughout the day to maximize calorie expenditure:
You can add 150 steps to your day just by avoiding the bank drive-thru. Return those grocery carts to the store instead of leaving them in the parking lot.
You’ll not only get in lots of extra steps, but you’ll keep cars from getting damaged—and Publix won’t have to pay the bagger to gather up carts all day long.
Pick two of your five workday lunches and exercise instead of sitting down.
Leave yourself 15 minutes to eat after you’ve exercised. I guarantee you’ll have more afternoon energy on those two days.
Deliver papers instead of sending them through the interoffice mail. “Fidget” while you’re seated and actively squeeze your muscles.
The next time you have a lunch meeting, instead of sitting around a conference table, schedule a 20-minute walk as you talk. You’ll be amazed how much better you brainstorm when you’re moving.
You’ll still have a few minutes to eat lunch afterward. Just bring some baby wipes and body splash to refresh before heading back to work.
Don’t sit down when you talk on the phone.
Use a Bluetooth headset or cordless phone, and pace or clean while you’re talking, or do squats or lunges.
Your house will stay clean and you'll stay in shape.
It’s easy to add more movement to your evening activities. When you’re watching TV, use commercial time to squat, lunge, or walk. Cut back on food consumption at least three nights a week; instead of a heavy meal, have a light one.
Try these tips and your fall will be fabulous!
Your FUNIQ Fitness coach,