Saturday, January 7, 2012

10 Easy Ways to Burn an Extra 100 Calories

  1. Stand up.  Stand up for 10 minutes for every hour during your eight hour work day and you'll burn off an extra 100 calories
  2. Give a massage. Give your partner a 20 minute massage and burn off 100 calories.
  3. Take your coffee break on foot.  Walk to the nearest Starbucks and be sure to keep your coffee 'skinny' to avoid drinking those calories back.
  4. Get on Facebook.  Updating your Facebook status or surfing burns calories also.  Clicking equals calories burned!
  5. Give yourself a blowout.  Instead of going to the salon, blow-drying and straightening your own hair will zap another 100 calories.
  6. Try a new recipe.  Baking can burn up to 100 calories before eating the meal.
  7. Pace while you talk on the phone. Next time you talk on the phone, burn calories by walking back and forth. 
  8. Clean your closet.  Clean, sort things you don't need anymore, and reorganize for 35 minutes and burn 100 calories.
  9. Play tag.  Play a 20 minute game of tag with your kids (or siblings or cousins for those of us without kids) and burn more calories.
  10. Go shopping.  Spend time walking around and trying on clothes and burn 100 calories.  (maybe even more!)
Summarized article by Jessica Smith from Red Book.