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Effortless Ways to Burn Calories Each Day

Updated on February 7, 2012

Everyone is busy these days and it's hard to find time during the day to work out. Even eating right is a hassle! When you are on a time crunch, it's so much easier just to run through a drive-thru then to plan and cook a healthy meal. So what's a person to do?

Guess what? Burning off calories can be super easy! There are lots of ways to burn calories with little effort.

Twenty Ways to Burn Calories

  1. Take a 15 minute walk on your lunch break. You will burn about 80 calories, maybe more, depending how fast you walk.
  2. Drink ice cold water before eating a meal. Ice cold water burns calories and will fill you up so you will eat less.
  3. Don't keep sweets in your home. When you get a craving, walk to the store instead of driving. You will either decide it's not worth it to walk or walk and burn some extra calories before having your treat.
  4. Vigorous cleaning for about twenty minutes burns 100 calories.
  5. Opt for stairs instead of taking an elevator.
  6. Fifteen minutes of strength training (lunges, crunches, push-ups) will burn about 100 calories. Not only that but strength training will help you burn more calories throughout the day.
  7. Play with the kids! Roughhousing with the kids for 30 minutes will burn about 100 calories!
  8. Vaccuming for 30 minutes burns roughly 120 calories.
  9. Take the dog for a walk. You'll burn calories while keeping your pooch happy!
  10. Fidgeting. Surprisingly, nervous and fidgetty people burn an extra 600 to 700 calories per day!
  11. Eat negative calorie foods. Your body needs to work harder to break down certain foods in order to digest them. That means you are actually burning calories while eating! Foods like celery, grapefruit, pickles, sauerkraut, onions and lettuce will slim you down.
  12. Turn the heat down. You burn more calories when you are cold because your body needs to produce its own heat, thus burning calories.
  13. Laugh more throughout the day. Laughter is not only the best medicine, a good hearty laugh will burn quite a few calories too!
  14. Drink coffee and tea, especially green tea. Caffeine is a stimulant and will help you burn more calories during the day. Try drinking it plain - without sugar or cream. It will take some getting used to but trust me, after years of drinking my coffee black, I won't drink it any other way.
  15. Do desk exercises. I'm a fan of leg lifts. Fifteen lifts per leg a couple times throughout the day works fine. Some more easy exercises to do at your desk can be found below.
  16. Dance while getting ready for work in the morning! Just turn your ipod on and have a little fun bopping to the music. You'll burn about 50 extra calories!
  17. Exercise during commercial breaks. Don't just sit there! Run in place, do crunches, lunges or jumping jacks.
  18. Cook your own meals from scratch. An hour of preparing a healthy home cooked dinner burns over 100 calories.
  19. You can burn an extra 500 calories a day standing rather than sitting. Stand while doing things like talking on the phone, texting or reading.
  20. Making out. Okay, a fifteen minute make-out session only burns about twenty calories but it's a lot more than just sitting on the couch and watching tv. It's also a lot more fun!


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    • shesacraftymom profile image

      shesacraftymom 5 years ago

      Wow! I'm a fidgeter...good news for me! :-) Great suggestions! Voted up and useful.

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      Sustainable Sue 5 years ago from Altadena CA, USA

      I have two more suggestions: 1) THINK more. The brain uses a lot more calories than the body does. 2) Eat light meals at night, not heavy ones. Eat your heavier ones earlier in the day, so your body can use the energy right away instead of storing it.

      OK, three: 3) Do hatha yoga. Stretching out satisfies those cravings better than almost anything I can think of. It keeps you flexible, balances your weight better, sends cleansing blood to your entire body, and strengthens the weaker parts of your body as well.

      Just thought of another: 4) Cut back on the alcohol, especially beer. Too much drinking puts weight first in your stomach, then the rest of the body. Drink more water instead . . . and love more.

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      shuck72 5 years ago from Seattle

      Good job I like the one about doing something during commercial breaks while watching TV. Just an FYI you have a typo in number 4 "calories".

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Shesacraftymom- I'm a fidgeter too! Glad you found this helpful.

      Hi Sustainable Sue, great advice! Thank you for including your tips!

      Thanks Shuck72- I made the correction. So glad you caught that!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the useful ideas, amymarie_5. I follow some of your suggestions already, but you've also given me some new ideas to think about!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wow, these are really effortless and I'm going to try some of them. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I'm glad I'm a fidgeter or I'd probably be 20 lbs. heavier. haha. I pace a lot. Good idea about doing some form of exercise during commercials. Makes it more fun knowing there's limited time, especially for someone like me who doesn't like exercise. I agree about the black coffee, too. I rarely use creamer or sweetener anymore. Loving my black coffee! Great hub. I look forward to more of yours!

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Thanks Victoria! I am also a fidgety person. Gosh id probably weigh a ton myself if I wasn't! Haha. Glad you found this helpful!

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Thank you alocsin and Alicia! I appreciate the comments and glad you found this helpful!

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      epatera 5 years ago from Nebraska

      Love it - Makes me happy knowing I'm "working out" while cleaning!!

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      AJ Langley 5 years ago

      Hey, I do most of these things! Thanks for an informative HUB and for the confidence boost!

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi epatera! Knowing that I'm burning so many calories keeps me motivated to do housework! Lol! Thanks for stopping by!!

      That's great AJ! You're very welcome and thank you for commenting. :)

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      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      I don't watch a lot of TV, but doing something during commercials (other than getting a snack) is a good idea. I pace when I'm on the phone and am fidgety so I think I maybe burn more than I realize. I know I could burn a few hundred more though. Great hub...voted up and useful!

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      trimar7 5 years ago from New York

      Great suggestions. Our group is doing a biggest loser. I'm trying but it is not easy :)

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      one2recognize2 5 years ago from New York

      Wonderful hub, voted up and useful as well as shared. ;)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Very Informative Hub. Good Job! Voted up!

      Lisa ~RusticLiving

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      DeviousOne 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I think this is one of the big ones: Don't keep sweets in your home

      Great hub

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      Marla J Neogra 5 years ago from Parkersburg, West Virginia

      Thanks for all the tips! I am heavy mostly due to having my thyroid removed when I was 21, but also some poor eating habits as well. Loved the tip about walking to the store to get snack. I will have to try that and the leg exercises as well

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      Varrie 5 years ago from Iligan City, PHIL

      Nice one!! The list appears to be very simple but extremely playing with your kids which also exercises your relationship with your child.

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      I especially like your last suggestion about making out. I need a volunteer for that one............(; These were great suggestions, and I will use most or all of them!

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      Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

      I was pleased to see apples on the negative calorie food list in the link you provided, because I have an apple with my bowl of oatmeal and walnuts every morning for breakfast.

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      mariale2003 5 years ago

      Love it!!! now I do my chores happy!!! my favorite one #16,"DANCE" every time you want is good for health and great for your spirit!!! Thank you for this super useful hub!!!

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      LisaKoski 5 years ago from WA

      Great suggestions! This is very informative and I will definitely give some of these a try.

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      brielise 5 years ago

      Great hub! Instead of keeping sweets in the house, I stock up on fruit. If I get a craving, I have a bowl of strawberries. When they're out of season, I buy the frozen ones. It's kind of like having a popsicle. I also keeps popsicles on hand that are only worth 1 Weight Watcher's point: they're swirled flavors like cotton candy, orange creamsicle, banana split... They taste like the real thing but have practically no calories and are all natural. I don't feel guilty and it curbs the cravings!

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      USAPoolToy 5 years ago from Florida

      I've never heard about the ice water before eating. Going to add that one immediately. Thanks!

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      Melissa Flagg 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      I fidget constantly! Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be helping my weight loss! ;) Great hub though!

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Great hub. All excellent tips. I do numbers 2, 14 and 17 on a regular basis. They really work! I've actually lost 20 pounds over a five month period without having to change my eating habits.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Good morning everyone! I was so pleasantly surprised to see how many comments this hub has accumulated in the last 24 hrs! Thank you so very much for all the comments! I truly hope this hub helps all of you!

      Timar7- Good luck with your Biggest Loser plan. It helps to diet with a group. I've been trying to organize something with my co-workers. It seems to be much more motivating when you are doing it with other people.

      One2Recognize- thank you for sharing this! I truly appreciate it!

      DeviousOne- If I kept sweets in the house, I'd eat them all day. It's so important to only keep healthy foods in the home. I only buy sweets when I am having people over.

      Exotic Hippie one - Hahaha! Me too!!!

      Greg Serada- Sounds like a really great breakfast. With all the fiber and protein, that must keep you satisfied til lunch. I may try eating something similar in the morning.

      Brielise- Great idea with the strawberries. I freeze my grapes. It really does taste like a popcicle! Thanks for the advice!!

      MarlaNeogra- Thyroid problems run in my family. I hope these tips truly help you out.

      USAPool, Yes- drinking ice water really helps before eating! It's a great tip that my riddiculously skinny friend taught me.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Marlene! Congrats on losing 20 pounds! That's very inspiring! Thank you for commenting!

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      Vibhavari 5 years ago from India

      Hi, Great tips and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Vibhavari,

      Glad you found this interesting! Thank you for commenting!

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      L4 BYG 5 years ago from Essex

      I've got one - I jog with my dog - he loves it and I can feel myself getting fitter!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Great tips that can be worked into any schedule,

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Great suggestions and ideas. Time to get the lead out.

      Thank you for sharing. interesting and useful

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi L4byg, that's a great suggestion. I'm sure your dog also has fun and stays fit too! Thanks for sharing!!!

      Brett & Miss Olive, as always, thank you for reading and thanking the time to comment! Glad you found these tips useful!!

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      Marlyn Munoz 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI

      Thank you for sharing these great tips..

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Excellent tips. I'm trying to do as much as i can in your list. I love your tip 19. Standing rather than sitting. Tried it once at work, but it's just darn hard to type standing up LOL.

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      EuroCafeAuLait 5 years ago

      What a great list! Making out and fidgeting - alright then! Another negative calorie food are hard boiled eggs. It takes more calories to digest one than what you're calorically taking in, so win-win!

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      wonderingwoolley 5 years ago from Madison, WI

      These are some crazy ideas, but I'm sure they work great. I had a bus driver who used to do jumping jacks at red lights. That's a little extreme, but in a job like that, why the heck not? It kept his passengers intrigued (if not a little worried) and helped keep his energy up. Thanks for sharing these tips, super useful!

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      Easyword 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Great hub. I think between fidgeting and walking back and forth between Humboldt and Bucktown I burn about a million calories! Now, just to find some one to make out with...

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi JPCMC- ha you made me laugh! Typing while standing is tough! Thank you for commenting!

      Eurocafe, I didn't know that about eggs! Thank you so much for letting me know.

      Hi WonderingWoolley, that is so funny about the bus driver!That may have made me a little uneasy but hey whatever works!! Thanks for commenting!

      Hi Easyword,

      It's a small world... my dad grew up in Humboldt Park. I'm out in the suburbs so we don't walk nearly as much. Must be why you city girls are in such better shape! Thanks so much for commenting!!

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      bruzzbuzz 5 years ago from Texas , USA

      I should drink more water. I know it would help me with weight loss but it is a habit I have not adopted. I will make a more conscientious decision to do this now. I love this hub. Thanks.

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      sgeers 5 years ago from Chesapeake, VA

      Great article. I am blogging about the same things and I use a lot of these suggestions in my life and in my blog. Great to see the same info which I so totally agree with and follow.


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      marinedrive 5 years ago

      Awesome article,I would recommend it to all my friends.Gonna share it on Facebook.Thanks a lot for excellent writing..

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Bruzzbuzz- Water will help you lose weight. Try putting lemon or lime in it if you don't like drinking it. Thanks for commenting.

      Thanks for commenting Sgeers and would love to chk your blog out!

      Hi Marinedrive,

      Thanks for commenting and I truly appreciate you sharing this on fb! Thank you!!

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      RetailRich 5 years ago

      This was excellent. I hope to use more of these ideas. God knows i could stand to lose some weight.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Thanks Retail Rich. I think you are not alone, most of us can stand to lose some weight as well. I truly appreciate the comment. Thank you. :)

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      StricktlyDating 5 years ago from Australia

      Fantastic tips! I don't know about dancing while I'm getting ready for work, but I can certainly dance on the way out of the door at the end of the day!

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      Mohammed Ilyas 5 years ago from Hyderabad

      Nice tips. Thanks so much and it will really help me.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi llyasmohammed, thank you for commenting and I truly hope these tips help you!

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      faith_love_hope32 5 years ago

      Love it!

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      Amber522 5 years ago

      I think the one about drinking the cold water was my favorite. I knew the one about your body burning more calories when it was cold, because it has to work so hard to maintain your constant body temperature. But I had never really thought about how your body would have to work harder to heat up cold water, before your it can use the water. This is a great hub, and I love a lot of the ideas. Makes losing weight seem alittle easier. Voted up and thanks for sharing :)

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      sgeers 5 years ago from Chesapeake, VA

      I would love to share my blog with you, but I didn't think I could leave the link here, due to the hubpages rules. You can email me directly and I will share the website.



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      one2recognize2 5 years ago from New York

      Was worth the share and let me add those I shared it with are very happy and optimistic as this Hub also assists with the pressures of dieting and sticking to it. Thanks again for sharing... :)

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi OnetoRecognize2 - thank you for reading. I'm glad you found this useful and thank you very much for sharing. :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Nice hub with great healthy & helpful suggestions! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      Keith Schroeder 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      A great list to keep handy. I lost just over 25 lbs in the last year. I am back to my weight in high school and I feel better. No more back sliding. Keeping an ideal weight is a daily effort. Thanks for the encouragement.

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      Live to Inspire 5 years ago from Lethbridge Alberta Canada

      Thanks for sharing, great information here :)

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      DoubleD1387 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      very insightful!

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      Moobjam 5 years ago

      This is a very good list. I sometimes give these suggestions to people, but now I think I'll just point them to this hub. Thanks for writing this.

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      Megh Brandel 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Quite a few interesting ideas... Hopefully I can practice a few of the tips

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      LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

      Great tips. Another thing I do is to park far away in the parking lot at work, and always walk to the bathroom that's farther away from my desk. It all adds up at the end of the day!

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      These are some very great tips. I do follow some without knowing now that I have read this hub. Thank you.

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      What a great hub! It's Saturday morning and I just found an excuse not to grumble while doing the house chores today! :)

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      jhunpaler 5 years ago from Philippines

      Great ideas and suggestion. Will try them on myself. Voted uP and useful

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      RetailRich 5 years ago

      This was funny, as well as interesting and useful. Hope I can put a few to good use--- I certainly need to! Voting up.

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      Java Programs 5 years ago from India

      Hi amymarie_5,

      What a great hub .... Am quite fat .... hope to use some of the tips... Great share .... keep up the good work .... voting up ...

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      Joyette Fabien 5 years ago from Dominica

      Hey, now I know why I don't gain weight - I'm a houseworkaholic! Its good to know that you can keep fit by doing simple things that don't take up much time. It's great that you took the time to put this together.

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      tbrian123 5 years ago from colombo, Sri Lanka

      Very Informative article. Useful one specially for me :) Thanks..

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      very good tips. let me see where I begin. hehe

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      Trudy Cooper 5 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      Excellent hub,keeping on the move and eating in moderation has to be a positive move.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Great Hub! Thanks for the reminders to keep doing our natural living! Just get up and get moving, very motivating hub. Great read, and now I will go jogging around the house for 10 minutes, Thanks again.

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      Deborah Turner 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona

      Wonderful Hub, great ideas. Thank you for the inspiration.

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      Cymbelline 5 years ago from Cebu City, Philippines

      Thanks for sharing. Your tips are very helpful and I'm sure they'll help keep the relationship (or single) gut from showing :)

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      dietsolution1 5 years ago from United States

      Nice Article

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      dietsolution1 5 years ago from United States

      What an amazing information about Burn Calories Each Day


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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Great ideas in an easy-to-read format. Awesome!

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      This is a very fun way of losing weight, very interesting. Voting up.

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      jamila sahar 5 years ago

      great hub and motivating to exercise again ! i have been so busy with grad school etc, i have neglected my exercising so you have inspired me to get back on track voted up and useful !

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      bmukherjii 5 years ago

      truly useful..thanks for sharing those great tips with us

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      CLStigs 5 years ago

      Another great idea is to park far from an entrance and walk. So many people try for the "money spot" and burn more gas than calories!

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      shama khan 5 years ago

      nice post.

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      networmed 5 years ago from SPL

      I always do walking and taking the stairs. My client is on the 5th floor and I have no problem taking the stairs that high.

      Nice tips, here. A lot of people really don't realize these simple actions have great health benefits.

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      poowool5 5 years ago from here in my house

      OK, I'm on my third cup of coffee and fidgeting like crazy. Two tips rolled into one. Can I double the calories burned per minute? ;)

      Great hub, voted up!

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      Laura Writes 5 years ago

      I like number 10 about fidgeting! Now I know how many extra calories I burn on days that I have exams! Creative hub!

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      Boo McCourt 5 years ago from Washington MI

      Great tips, some things I did not know. One thing I began doing is walking further than my destination, example: when I take the trash out, I use the dumpster that is farther away. I enjoyed reading your tips, they are very useful. Thank you.

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      betsuz 5 years ago from California

      Wow! This has lots of great tips. I will try some of these for sure :) Thanks for the helpful Hub! Sharing and voted up.

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      Robert Elias Ballard 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      Great hub with so many simple ways we may overlook inour quest to burn calories.

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      alenmjis 5 years ago

      Yours was a beautiful one....... thank You

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      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      One of the most easiest ways of losing calories is to walk at least 1 and half hour each day. Try to do that at morning and also at evening as it will certainly help you to obtain good digestive system of your body.

      Anyway thanks for inspiring hub! :)

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      Beatrice xxx 5 years ago from Co. Cork, Ireland

      I'll listen to you're advice, wow its amazing small things can make such a change.

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      lejonkung 5 years ago

      Thank you for a very useful hub! voted up and useful!

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      ItzMyMindRunning 5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

      I drink cold water before meals and tea :-)

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      Vegas Elias 5 years ago from Mumbai

      Very useful and practical tips.

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      SeekingMJ 5 years ago from Bryan, Texas

      Very useful tips! Being one that fidgets A LOT, it is nice to see all the other fidgeters who have commented. :)

      Thanks for sharing the other tips. Most I had heard at one time or another, but had forgotten.

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      MeccaHowe 5 years ago

      What/where are your sources? I know that there are a lot of hidden calories in coffee and coffee drinks, so most experts advise staying away from coffee when dieting. Also, I would just like to know where you found these exact numbers, such as standing burns 500, cooking burns 100, etc.

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      jaswinder64 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada.

      Very informative Hub. Thank for writing.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      This was helpful! I learned a lot, and will use some of your tips. Thank you!

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      Cherrietgee 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks so much! I've been trying to burn more calories and it's pretty exciting to know that I'm well on my way: I take a brisk walk with my dog every day. There's no elevator at work, so I have no choice but to take the stairs. Plus I'm on my feet for most of the day.

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      DEEPA JOHN 5 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Really Cool and Easy to follow suggestions. Voted Up

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      Lisas-thoughts101 5 years ago from Northeast Texas

      Voted up and useful. I hate to vacuum. Glad to know there is some use for it :)


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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      useful hub.voted up

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      etower036 5 years ago from Helana

      Great tips and very useful. I will be putting some of this in practice beginning today. I am 5'9" 270lbs and diabetic type 2. So any help I can get certainly is appreciated when I find it. Thank you for this wonderful hub.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Thank you for all your comments everyone. Etower036, I hope this helps you a bit with your diabetes. Vechiclereg, thanks for suggesting Spirulina. I've heard of it but don't know too much about it. I will definitely look into it. Meccahowe, I've done a lot of research for this article. Coffee has no calories, as long as you don't add sugar or cream, which I noted. As for where my research came from, mostly from WebMD, Myfitnesspal, ediets and various health books.

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      Jhudah 5 years ago

      the effortless word really got caught my attention since i really want to lose weight but i'm kinda lazy so i think your hub is really helpful.

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      Brandym2012 5 years ago from PA

      Thank you for sharing all of this great information.

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      tiffany delite 5 years ago from united states

      this is a great's always nice to have fresh ideas for burning a few extra calories. another one that i didn't see on the list or in the comments (unless i missed it, which actually wouldn't surprise me is sitting at your desk on an exercise ball instead of a chair. it takes work to keep your balance on one of those things, plus, you tend to move more because it's "funner" than a chair - thus, burning extra calories. i read that somewhere once (don't remember where) but it seemed like such a fun idea i couldn't help but try it and loved it! voted up and useful! blessings...

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      Talullah 5 years ago from SW France

      An inspirational hub with some great tips!

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      Bobby 5 years ago from U.K

      Great hub, I especially like no. 20. I've also got an incentive to get some housework done too.

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      Lisa Kroulik 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the tips. I'm just getting started on the weight loss journey, and I've got a long way to go, so it's encouraging to find some additional ways to burn calories.

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      pandula77 5 years ago from Norway

      Some great advice on this hub! Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      sparklelynn 5 years ago from ohio

      Yep I enjoy this hub to. A lot the things on the list I already do it's nice to see it in print thanks.

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      am301986 5 years ago from New Delhi

      Really nice...currently I am facing the same situation hope this would help me a lot. Thanks for sharing. Cheers

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      I like all the tips you have given here to lose those unwanted pounds. Especially the dance idea. Cleaning too, as one doesn't realize how much energy you burn to do it. : ) Voted up and useful!

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      sonfollowers 5 years ago from Alpharetta, GA

      Wow, nice job. I'm definitely sharing this! Very useful.

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      Max Zvyagintsev 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Probably one of the funnest ways I've read on how you can lose weight, and they sound effective too!

      Might I also suggest taking up a martial art or joining a sports team/club?

      Just something else to do add on that list, but then again if we think hard enough we could prob make this list endless!

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      AKqueencrab 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska, USA

      I didn't realize fidgeting burned so many calories! I know really skinny people that are fidgeters so that explains a lot. Guess I better start practicing. Thanks for the tips.

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      Marie Giunta 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      It's good to know cooking your own food can burn calories. I enjoy cooking, now I can enjoy it even more. Good hub, voted up and interesting.

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      gamesnepal 5 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

      Don't even need to go to the gym if we are able to routinely follow these activities.

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      phirik 5 years ago from South Africa

      Great job Victoria. May l add that, it will be great on your attitude to always feel great about yourself even with that weight on!!!

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      Great ideas. I eat well but need to burn more calories . Thanks for your thoughtful ideas

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      These are really good ideas, I do some of them but can easily try the rest, great info, thanks!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Great suggestions. The big eye opener was how many calories that can be burned by fidgeting.

      Most kids have a hard time sitting still and yet that's exactly what we require them to do during most school hours. Hmmm...maybe that has something to do with the growing obesity rate in our children?

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      mj2991 5 years ago from Pehawar

      very nice guide

      thanks for guiding

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      CreativeVal 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I am dieting now and lost 27 lbs since December and I can always used advice on burning and losing fat and calories! Thank you!

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      chloelozano 5 years ago

      I am trying to lose the excess weight I gained since having my kids a few years ago. By the time the kiddos are in bed at night I am either too tired to go to the gym or don't want to power walk in the dark. I like the tips you gave in this article about burning calories doing everyday things. One tip I a going to take advantage of immediately is standing when reading. I love to read at night as a way to relax and exercise my mind after a day with toddlers.

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      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      These are really some great ideas! I voted up!

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      alisha4u 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Cool Ideas !!

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      Iamsam 5 years ago

      Very interesting ideas. Thanks I like the last one.

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      bhargvi sharma 5 years ago from jammu ( India)

      Great hub... I should try some of your ways. May be they will help me out in reducing my weight... :D

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      loweredmysugar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      If you drink the same coffee that has lowered my blood sugar 83 points you will also burn more fat while doing these great exercise tips.

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      kjrzeek1 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      I drink green tea every morning and I can feel it when I don 't good hub.

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      TheOracleKing 5 years ago

      Just realized that I always burn calories everyday upon going to work through brisk walking because I'm always in a hurry to catch the time not to be late on the bio-metrics.:) Thanks for sharing this hub.

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      Just For Fun 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wear a 50 lb. suit of armor throughout your day. They're a hit at business meetings.

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      ksinll 5 years ago

      Not keeping sweets around is key, out of site out of mind. Sometimes I'll make a smoothie in the evenings (with no added sugar, I use stevia instead). That will curb my "sweet tooth".

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      audreymanning89 5 years ago from Arkansas

      As a nervous and jittery person, I can at least take comfort in knowing that these unpleasant aspects of myself are at least burning some calories. Diet and exercise, you are not alone!

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      Carlos Catatonia 5 years ago from new orleans, louisiana

      I speak for all fatties when I say this....Thank you dear. I weigh 273 and according to the standards of my job I need to be 235, luckily I am 6'7. I am willing to put your advice into practice to see a difference.

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      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Very interesting! I constantly fidget and bounce my leg, out of habit and I just feel the need to always be moving. Who knew that it'd help me in the long run?? Nice hub!

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      Chris Hugh 5 years ago

      I love this hub. I'm planning to write a hub on weight loss and I will refer to this and link to it, if I may. Great ideas. Who'd have thought just drinking cold water and preparing your own food burns so many calories?

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      EJ Reeves 5 years ago from Leamington, Ontario

      I think most of this falls under Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT). There's a name for everyone these days..

      BBC Horizon's episode on 'The Truth About Exercise' has some info on it. Great article btw :)

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      AndriyR 5 years ago

      Great, informative and very useful hub! I follow many of the described recommendations and they really help.

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 5 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      really nice now while I laugh like crazy(what I always do) I can proudly say I am burning calories :) thanks

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      vasmenon 5 years ago from India

      Gr8 hub...loads of useful practical information...!!!

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      jengeurian 5 years ago from Elkhart, IN

      Appreciate the advice. I already do some of these, but the truth is it doesn't matter how active you are if you don't have general good health practices. Due to my amount of soda intake, I still steadily gain weight (as opposed to when I was younger and could live off the stuff) no matter how active I am. Because of my diet, I would literally have to be doing heart pumping exercises for a good couple of hours a day in order to lose weight. However, implementing these is a great way to at least plateau for some of us.

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      Kennedi Brown 5 years ago from Richlands, Virginia

      Oh Lord, I am the fidgety-est. I'll remember to tell people this when they tell me I need to relax.

      I can't relax. I gotta go, go, go, go, go!

      Great hub. I've upvoted!

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      eric-carter 5 years ago from Fulham, UK

      Really interesting! Great job!

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      Shalah Chayil 5 years ago from Billings, Montana

      great HUB, doable tips.

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      rneufeld 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks for the great ideas! enjoyed it!

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      flirtingjoe 5 years ago from San Francisco

      This list is great - so simple and so effective. Totally agree. Also when you are on an escalator you can still walk up the stairs. These are usually higher than normal stairs and therefore tougher...

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Very useful, thanks for sharing it to us. I like walking, this is one of the best ways to reduce weight.

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      Anna Kathleen 5 years ago

      I just took a walk last night actually; these are some great tips. Good hub!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Great suggestions! I will have to print this out and stick it to my refrigerator. Thanks for the info, love it!

      Very useful and voting up.... :)

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      traslochimilano 5 years ago from USA

      I like this suggestion very much "Laugh more throughout the day. Laughter is not only the best medicine".

      Nice Hub

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      carlarmes 5 years ago from Bournemouth, England

      I use the bike to get to work, it keeps me fit and healthy. I also find eating diner from a small plate reduced the volume of food I consume

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      reviewthelaw 5 years ago from Newport Beach , California , 92660 United States

      wow this is great! I like the details of suggestion you posted in here. I think it's good to try.

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      reagu 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Awesome suggestions. They're small and easy enough to do. Of course, every little thing adds up to one incredible thing.

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      ellicia 5 years ago

      That was a great HUB. My biggest problem is sweets. I love peanut butter cookies. I also like double chocolate cake with vanilla ice scream. mmmmmmm !

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Wow!! Those are some USEFUL tips! Great job on giving us tips. Some of them I have already been doing! Others I had never even thought about. :)

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      iamyoung23 5 years ago

      i like it :))) hope to lose some weight soon :DD

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      toomuchmint 5 years ago

      Great hub! Thanks for the tips. A 15-minute walk is a great way to keep your metabolism revved during the day.

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      hbentleymom 5 years ago from Alabama

      I loved this hub! Nice to know that my fidgeting is good for something!!!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great Hub, voted up and useful! So many simple little tricks there, I didn't know ice cold water could burn calories! Easy peasy!

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      Akarime31 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I enjoyed your hub. It makes me think about how I spend more time complaining about not losing weight instead of actually doing something to lose it!

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      Emilee 5 years ago

      What if you do leg lifts with thirdy pounds on it twenty times.... A day for a month... How many calories will I burn, do you think?!(:

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      creepyhead 5 years ago from philippines

      i guess im gonna try those tips.. and stick with it.. i really need to slim down

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      they help and it's really easy :)

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      creepyhead 5 years ago from philippines

      yup.. i'll go with it.. any tips on the food intake?

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Limit processed foods. Eat mainly whole foods. Veggies, fruit, grains and fish. I don't eat a lot of meat either and I also try not to stuff myself. Stop eating when you start to feel full. It's hard though, especially when food tastes so good :)

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      creepyhead 5 years ago from philippines

      you're right on that. guess it will be easy on me.. im more on veggies..

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      Glo L Bernadas 5 years ago from Philippines

      I'm already doing some of the above listed tips but i guess i had to focus more in doing numbers 3 and 6 to be able to burn more calories. Very useful and voted up.

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      brenda12lynette 5 years ago from Utah

      What a great piece!! I had no idea how many calories I burn every day. Voted up and shared!!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Northeast U.S.

      Thank you for the tips. I love how they are based in common sense yet I never seem to remember them while I am sitting, etc. I recently lost some weight and need to continue on my path and using these tricks will help keep me on track. useful and voting up - thanks!

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      kygirl89 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you! I'm going to try my best to implement some of these into my daily routine.

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      jennzie 5 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      I didn't realize there was a positive to being a nervous and fidgety person! Great tips. Voted up and useful, as well as sharing.

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      Time2Spare 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      This is a great hub. I have been trying to burn some for a long time. But something or the other comes up and it stops. these are pretty good ways and am pretty much going to try these. Thanks for the hub.

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      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      I do a lot of these too. If I am watching tv, I get up during commercials and clean. I like to kill two birds with one stone: cleaning and burning a couple calories.

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      rtaf444 4 years ago

      Excellent list! These are awesome ways to burn calories

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      TrishaEJones 4 years ago from Europe

      Wow! With all due respect, this sounds like all the bullsh!t the media is feeding us everyday with a silver spoon with cackling madly at our tears of frustration. I've been there, and unless you eat carrots all day while balancing between starvation and showing cake down your throat, there is no way anyone will get any kind of results. I don't know why women like hearing lies, but it seems that's a new trend these days.

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Lies? Um, hardly. This is an example of ways for busy people to burn extra calories during the day - especially for people who sit at a desk all day ( like me ). These tricks have helped me and I hope they can help others. I'm sorry that you are so bitter.

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      teddi20 4 years ago

      Great tips. I'm going to give some of them a try, every calorie counts especially when lost. I did try taking the stairs at work more but in wedge heels I fell down. I am fine but avoid stairs in heels at least.

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      ooops sorry you fell! I'm clumsy as hell and have to be careful in my heels! Thanks for reading and I hope these tips help!!

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      techhound 4 years ago

      Great advice. No matter what being more active will burn calories and it doesn't take that much to do. As you increase your stamina your desire to be more active increases.

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Techound! I think that's a great point. The more you move around the more active you will want to be. The opposite is also true. If you are lying around all the time you will become unmotivated. It's important for our health to stay active. Thank you for commenting!

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      fjohn 4 years ago from india

      great hub

      its very help ful

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      Sethughes 4 years ago

      I always try to take the stairs. They are usually faster anyway. Great hub.

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      Petr NIkl 4 years ago from Prague

      Prima.... :-)

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      Ronaldjust 4 years ago from New York

      This is really a good post. The points you mentioned in this post are very useful for me to reduce extra calories. I'll bookmark this post for later reterival.

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      Rebecca 4 years ago

      Great hub! and suddenly I'm so glad that I'm a fidgeter :) I think another great way to lose weight easily is to eat five or so small meals throughout the day, rather than three big ones. This way, you'll hardly ever feel hungry and you'll lose the urge to binge eat.

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      cloudy_cool 4 years ago from London, UK

      Very nice hub full of practical and do-able everyday things we can do...

      I can leave one more tip - a cold (brrrr) shower will also work just like drinking chilled water before a meal.

      Vited up and more!

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      talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      How about adding Oxycise! to your workout regimen? There are some people who think that this alone will not help people shed inches, but most who do have had success with it. I'm doing this, especially when there's a dying relative at home and it keeps me from going to the gym (I also do weights and conventional cardio with that). If you want to look up Oxycise! and want to try it, be my guest.

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      kumar24894 4 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Thanks for such great hub.

      You can read my hub too.

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      FrankieGoding 4 years ago

      Wow, very helpful :) some of these things are so simple, yet I wouldn't of thought of them! As for laughter I never thought of it as burning calories. :D Voted up, and useful :)

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      Chandryclaire 4 years ago

      Great advice...I didn't know standing burned calories. Thanks.

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      i4u 4 years ago

      Wonderful tips!

      My personal favorites are Laughter, Playing with kids, Cleaning and then the other 17. Doing the thing we enjoy the best to actually urn out the calories adds to the joy of it.

      Very apt hub for revealing the steps to put in for a good healthy body and so a mind.

      Thank you!

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      lezsaysit 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Very helpful tips!

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      Adrian Smith 4 years ago from UK

      There are some great tips here. I read a book called 'French women don't get fat' a few years ago which like you, suggested ways (like French women) to move more within the day and other good habits. Thanks for the information.

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      navneetjha 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Fantastic Hub.. Voted up..

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      Stephany 4 years ago from Somerset New Jersey

      Thanks for this HUB! Voted UP!

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Jasmith,

      I've never heard of that book but I will definitely check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Amymarie, Great practical hub on helathy ways to burn calories! Thanks for the tips! Peace & Blessings!

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      Steve Hunter 4 years ago from Parsippany, NJ

      One of my personal training clients is a kid who LOVES playing video games. This leaves him sedentary for several hours per day haha.

      One thing I make him do is set a timer while he plays. Every 15-minutes he has to do 15 push-ups, 20-squats, or 10-burpees. It helps keep him from stiffening up and also burns off some of the junk he snacks on during the gaming time.

      It took some convincing, but he sticks to it pretty regularly!

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      mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Ok so I really, really, really loved this HUb....because I really , really, really need to lose weight. Voted up and interesting and useful..Oh I drink green tea everyday...twice a day..

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      alec50 4 years ago from St.neots Manchester UK, Wuhan

      Some interesting ways to burn calories! LOL. I'm gonna put them to the test :)

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      Juan Carlos 4 years ago from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

      Very nice will try some and see how it goes

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      hubsy 4 years ago

      I wrote a hub on the health benefits of going to the beach and it turns out that you burn up to fifty percent more calories by walking on sand instead of ground. Just thought I'd mention it.

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      talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Steve, you just gave me an idea! I do Oxycise! as well as regular exercise (you know, the core work, cardio, and strength training with weights).

      Just as you urge your teen client to do the burpees, squats, or pushups in his 15 minute periods of playing video games, I stand up and do 4-10 breaths according to the former exercise regimen (all standing) for every 15-30 minutes of sitting on my PC. (I tend to be very sedentary.) Doing so burns extra calories that exercise alone couldn't get to!

      I perhaps know that Oxycise! may be a scam, but combining it with regular exercise and eating right can be effective in weight loss. I lost 5 pounds and 3 1/2 inches (about 2 from waist) doing this.

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Thanks Mismazda! Green tea helps!! I drink it everyday too!!

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hey that's a great idea. The problem today is video games, computers and all this technology... we don't move around much anymore. I like the timer idea. I think after a while, it becomes a habit. I'm glad he is doing it!

      Thanks for writing and sharing this story. It's great advice!!

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Wow! I didn't know that. Thanks for the advice Hubsy!!

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      Ebonny 4 years ago from UK

      Great ideas here - I especially like the one about turning the heat down (no 12) because you can save on your utility bills at the same time as burning calories!

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      Steve Wright 4 years ago from Norwich, England

      Hey there Amy, great hub, and you coincidentally linked to my website via the negative calorie foods list link, I am glad that it was helpful enough for you to recommend :) Steve

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      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      Walking after meals is a great way to burn calories, and wake oneself up after a good meal!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Wow, this is a great hub, a one stop shop for loads of great weight loss ideas. I am dieting at the moment - calories counting and I have lost half a stone so far - I stopped buying treats or I keep them out of my eye line! I walk an hour and a half every morning and I only ever eat if I am hungry!

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      Carolyn Dahl 4 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

      You'd be surprised that aside from being easy to put on weight, there are a lot of little ways to increase the amount of calories you can burn in a day! You have put together a great list of such examples! It makes me almost look forward to vacuuming just so I can burn those 120 calories (almost!).

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      Neyamul Muktadir 4 years ago from Rangpur, Bangladesh

      Great writing, useful topic specially for the junk food lover. Its really helpful to live a balance life with smart figure like me, Ha ha ha...

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      vibz 4 years ago from India

      Really thanks, this article is very helpful for me. My wife will find me a new person when I follow the tips mentioned above. Thanks

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      etower036 4 years ago from Helana

      I love these tips, and have started to use them as of yesterday. I took an hour to do some cleaning, and I really felt the warmth and knowing that I was burning callories. I am on a strict 1500 cal diet. High protein low carbs. I drink loads of water a day, and with the diet I had I started a year ago at 350 lbs, I am now at 260 so it is working, but with these tips, I think I am on my way to my goal of 18o. Thanks for this wonderful hub.

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      amandaines 4 years ago

      great information and I can see by all the comments that losing weight is such a popular subjet!!!

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      kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great ideas to burn a few calories!

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      Good luck Etower036! It sounds like you are doing everything right!!

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      etower036 4 years ago from Helana

      thanks. I stepped on the scale today and I am now at 255 so since writing my comment I have lost more. I am so happy I was sent here ..

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      Madison Gardiner. 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      So many great tips! I've heard about the ice water burning calories before so I started drinking bottles and bottles of it every day and began slimming down before I knew it!

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      Robyn J Williams 4 years ago from Canada

      Great tips! And it's true about the coffee -- I can drink it any way it comes, but plain is best!

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      Derrick Bennett 4 years ago

      Wow, its like losing weight without even trying

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      Rick Grimes 4 years ago

      Wow i never considered fidgeting a way to burn calories! How about sketching random cubes on paper :P

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      ocbill 4 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      workouts before breakfast also trim you down more than working out later in the day because you are using fat energy. I tried it many times.

      Red bell peppers are slimmers too from what I read. Drink a big glass of water when you wake up. It helps push down that excess waste inside you from yesterday. It's kind of like a flush or a poor mans detox drink.

      I learned few more from you for the office. Great tips

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      Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I really enjoyed this hub. I have been trying for several months now to lose weight and am finding it really difficult to stay committed to an exercise regime. Being older I think my metabolism must move at the same rate as a turtle's...what used to help me lose (exercise 3 times a week /just cutting back) just isn't working. Good tips and I'll take a look at the other hubs you have listed.

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      Muhammad Zeeshan 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      an informative hub. My mum needs to read this ...

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I love this hub Amy. I was very intrigued by number 12 personally. I do quite a few on this list in terms of the working out and drinking ice cold water. Some very creative extras I wouldn't have thought about! Voting this hub up and very well written.

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      Joseph Barrett 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Hey Amy, very interesting, effective and beneficial hub to burn calories each day. Your all ideas are not too much tough, they all are really easy. Thanks for sharing this kind of unique and helpful hub.

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      tmouse1 4 years ago

      Wonderful hub! I also suggest to replace one of the fats you cook with or consume with virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil has a wonderful thermogenic (fat burning) effect!

      Terrific suggestions and a thumbs up!

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      amandajoyshapiro 4 years ago

      Great ideas on burning calories. Walking A LOT helps. I also heard that when you go to the mall or somewhere with a big parking lot, (if it's daytime) park in the farther area. Instead of fighting for the front spot, you get some fresh air.

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      Kena Bladel 4 years ago

      Amazing Hub!

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      sravsindi 4 years ago

      Such a great article for people like me who are very healthy consious....i used to be very chubby and fat more than 120 pounds used to drink lemon water n honey early inn the morning and used to go for a walk for 30min..evening time i used to go to gym for 45min....did a lot of workout and then after 2months i lose 10pounds ....however this article has many useful tips so that everyone can follow and stay healthy and fit and ladies can wear any lower size jeans..hahahah....

      please do visit my site...

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      Prerna Singhal 4 years ago from India

      great article dear

      some tips seems very easy and useful

      would definitely try some

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      FloBe 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Loved your ideas. For those of us who do not totally enjoy housework, I have used it as an exercise routine and benefited in many ways. Every movement counts!

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Good information!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      Great tips. Drinking cold water before meal to lose weight is something new to me. Excellent hub with unique ideas.

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      Justlife98 4 years ago from Georgia

      Your hub had some very good tips.I do about six of the tip you wrote about in this article.It does help to drink plenty water and stay moving.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Wow, very nice and informative article... fit for all the busy people like me. A make-out is I think the most fun way to keep yourself slim hehehe. I'll try the other methods too, definitely! :)

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      Jim Laughlin 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Very good tips, thank you.

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      Erin Nichols 4 years ago from Montana

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