All day long addicted to cookies, and now you think how to burn extra calories without going to the gym? Together with personal trainer Julia Pogotskaya, BeautyHack compiled a list of unexpected tips.
You don't have to move to burn calories. You can just stand! Not so long ago, Dr. Buckley and a group of scientists at the University of Chester in England conducted a study in which 10 people took part. During the day, the subjects stood for three hours a day. Their physiological indicators were recorded using special devices.
It turned out that while standing, the heart rate increases by 10 beats, which is 0.7 more calories burned than if you were sitting or lying. The standing position helps to strengthen the muscle corset, tone and improve the elasticity of the muscles.
“While standing, much more calories are burned, but even this energy consumption can be doubled if you simultaneously perform the“vacuum”press exercise. Observe the technique: hold your breath while inhaling deeply, while exhaling, press your stomach to your ribs as much as possible and hold for at least 5 seconds,”advises Yulia.
Remove the dirty linen from the "hut"
Any activity at home is a good alternative to cardio. Cleaning the apartment can be easily combined with exercise. If you vacuum, alternately lunging on the right and left legs, more than 100 calories are burned in 30 minutes.
“Cleaning is good cardio workout. When mopping the floor, discard the mop and do it in a half-squat, straining your buttocks. If extension-flexion is contraindicated, put weights on your legs to increase the load.
Daily doping - shopping
After eating your extra bun, it's time to go for a new dress. Scientists estimate that one trip to the mall burns about 300 calories, or one piece of cottage cheese dessert in the equivalent.
“A feminine and costly, but really working way to prevent excess body fat,” says Yulia. "Don't walk past the fitting rooms - the more dresses you put on and take off, the more calories you burn."
An hour of reading aloud burns 112 calories. And if you enjoy books in a hammock, that figure will increase to 300! In the absence of solid support, all the muscles of the body are in tension, which requires additional energy consumption.
“Reading can be combined with working out the abdominal muscles. To do this, alternately raise your legs up. You can do the exercise "bike" or "scissors". A great option is to read in the bar for 30 seconds. When it is performed, all muscle groups are involved,”says Yulia.
Food, get ready
If you're not in the habit of tasting food while cooking, this is an ideal way to boost your body's energy use. One simple meal (like pasta) has 102 calories burned. The main thing is not to overdo it with tasting.
“You can cook food on bent legs, which allows you to work out your lower body well. Try to fix your back against the wall, sit down and peel the vegetables in this position. Good load on the buttocks. Weights can be put on your arms to work out your biceps and triceps while cutting."
Nightmares and horrors
Watching an hour and a half horror movie can burn almost 200 calories. Scientists at the University of Westminster observed a control group of participants who watched "horror films." The subjects experienced an increased heart rate, increased heart rate, and an adrenaline rush. Together, this speeds up metabolism and increases the body's energy consumption. The most "fatal" for calories was Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining". In second place is Jaws. Watching it can burn 161 calories.
“Adrenaline really helps burn calories. But if you watch the horror with the packaging of chips, there will be no effect. I would advise watching comedies - it’s more enjoyable, and the abdominal muscles work 100%,”Yulia sums up.