Tips To Get Fitter Without Exercising
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get in shape without exercising?
Actually, you can. Of course, the quickest way to long-lasting health is a recipe that has never changed. You need to eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.
But maybe you are not be able to exercise. Or perhaps you are just lazy.
In either case, this short e-mail series will help.
Ready to get started? Great, here is your first no–exercise calorie burning tip …
Stand Rather Than Sitting
(this makes a huge calorie burning difference)
If you ask just about anyone how many hours they sit per day, they will usually underestimate. Here’s the scary truth.
The average person in a modernized country sits for up to 12
hours per day. You also sleep an average of 7 hours each day.
That makes only 5 hours you are up and moving around.
Why is this a big deal?
For 2 reasons …
1) There is mounting proof that exercise does not undo the damage that your body receives from sitting for extended periods of time.
2) You burn 50 calories more per hour standing than you do sitting.
Trading in just 3 hours a day of sitting for standing burns an additional 150 calories per day. Do this for 5 days a week and you incinerate 8 pounds of fat (about 30,000 cal.) per year.
When you consider that sitting for extended periods of time leads to more fat gain, you could realize as much as 15 pounds of fat-burning weight loss each year simply by standing 3 hours each day, 5 days a week, instead of sitting.
This is why fitness tips requiring no exercise is such a huge draw.
Tip #1 – Buy a Pedometer or Fitness Tracker
Have you ever noticed that when you purchase a certain model car you begin to see that model everywhere? Although it would be quite a boost to your ego, people everywhere did not start buying the same car as you.
You just started noticing that particular model because it was front and center in your mind.
You can use this same built-in, unconscious strategy to lose weight, burn fat, crunch calories and get your internal and external body in great shape without traditional exercise.
Here is what you do …
Buy a Pedometer or Fitness Tracker
Fitness trackers and pedometers can trick you into becoming healthier. When you consciously track the number of steps you take during the day, how far you walk, jog, bike, or run, how many calories you burn, and the effectiveness of your sleep cycle, you subconsciously begin to make more efforts in those areas.
FitBit is a company which makes affordable and stylish health trackers. The FitBit Zip, Flex, One and Charge all offer multiple fitness tracking options in a variety of styles, colors, shapes and sizes.
Garmin, MisFit Wearables and Jawbone are some other highly rated fitness tracker manufacturers you should check out.
Even a simple pedometer (as inexpensive as $5 or $10) tracks how many steps you take every day. Every 10,000 steps you take (whether over 1 day, 2 days or 3) accounts for 5 miles walked.
Log 30,000 more steps a week, which is much easier than it sounds, and you can burn the equivalent of 13 to 26 pounds of fat and weight each year!
Tip #2 – Drink Ice Water and Throw Out Your Plates
Here are two super-simple tips for getting more fit and healthy without exercise!
Drink Ice Water
You can survive approximately one month without any food at all. But after just 3 days of no water, your existence is over.
So you know you need to drink lots of water (approximately 11 cups a day for women, 15 for men). When you make sure that water is ice cold as opposed to lukewarm, you burn more calories.
Drinking 8 ounces of ice water as opposed to room temperature water burns roughly 8 more calories. That means an extra 88 cal burned each and every day for women, 120 for men.
That means nearly 1 pound of fat burned each and every year simply by drinking ice water. 3 years, 3 pounds … 10 years, 10 pounds … you get the idea.
Throw Out Your Plates, Glasses and Bowls
Do this. Type “portion control plates and bowls” into the Amazon search engine. You will get a listing of products which automatically handle portion control for you.
Psychologically, a smaller plate tends to make you feel full quicker when you eat everything that is on it. Your eyes register that you have cleaned your plate, your mind gets a signal that you should be full, and you eat less.
The same is true with bowls, glasses and cups.
Think about it. Do you really need that huge 55 gallon coffee cup every morning loaded with sugar? Of course not.
Studies have shown that portion control leads to fewer health problems, and eating as much as 200 to 300 fewer calories each day. This could mean 10 to 16 pounds of additional fat-burning weight loss each year.
Tip #3 – Sweet Tooth Control and “Park and Walk”
If you practice the 2 following exercise-free tips on a routine basis, you may have to start buying smaller clothes. Combined, they can lead to a healthier heart, fewer sugar calories ingested and 10 to 15 pounds of fat shredded from your body weight over the course of the year.
Park and Walk
Human beings are naturally lazy. That is why we park as close as possible to the entrance where we work.
Stop doing that!
If you are more than 20 pounds overweight or obese, start off slow. Park just 30 to 50 yards further away from the entrance to your job then you usually do. Over time, increase that distance.
Walking that extra distance twice a day can lead to huge internal and external health benefits as you crank up your metabolism and pump healthy, oxygenated blood throughout your body.
Got a Sweet Tooth? Feed It with Fruit
Sugar makes you fat; refined, processed sugar. That is the short simple truth.
So the next time you get that mid-morning or late night sugar craving, feed it with fruit instead of sugar. Here are just a few healthy alternatives to sugar and deliver a natural sweetness …
Sugar can harm you in so many ways. So trade dangerous and deadly sugar for healthy, natural sweetness and do your body a world of good.