A few unexpected tricks to help fight excess weight
There are some tried and true tricks that won’t disrupt your lifestyle, but will help you burn fat as efficiently as possible throughout the day.
1. DON’T SIT LIKE A STICK
If you stand instead of sitting on the subway, catching up with a departing bus, deciding to walk to the next stop on foot, walking your dog, or even just fidgeting in your office chair or chewing gum all the time, you are helping your metabolism. The so-called spontaneous or household non-exercise activity (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, NEAT) has been proven to help burn 300 to 2000 calories. So home cleaning can easily replace training in the gym.
2. BECOME A GREEN TEA FAN
Studies show that green tea can increase metabolic rate by 4-5 percent. Works instantly. In addition, a cup of tea contains only 2 calories (without sweetener, of course).
The debate about whether to drink or not to drink does not subside. Some nutritionists claim that our body needs a lot of water, while others oppose that all useful microelements are washed out with water. In any case, how much to drink is up to you. But the latest study by scientists from Germany showed that two glasses of water in 10 minutes increase metabolism by 30 percent. And the effect lasts over an hour.
Add fresh lemon juice to tea or water – the vitamin C it contains will help speed up your metabolism. Arizona State University research has shown that fitness enthusiasts who don’t get enough vitamin C burn 25 percent fewer calories per workout than those who take it regularly.
5. JOKE AROUND
A study published in the International Journal of Obesity claims that laughter, although marginally, helps to burn fat. Scientists have even calculated that 15 minutes of laughter will “melt” 40 calories. So do stupid things and have a good laugh!