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Keeping it healthy :)

So Today I was thinking about posting Recipes or Treat ideas, but after looking at many fatty, sugary foods, I decided too post about something healthy……Fitness!

1. Stop watching television for the sake of watching television. Sure, watch your favorite shows, but I’m sure we have all sat in front of the TV and thought to ourselves: ‘There is nothing on!’, but surprisingly we still sit there and watch ‘Nothing’. Studies have shown that adults who halved how much TV they watch burned an extra 119 calories per day, without actually changing their calorie intake.

2. (Do things  by hand) This one is not always the easiest when you have young kids or are busy with work, but when you can do some of the household tasks yourself. Mow the lawn, vacuum your house, wash your car, Wash your dishes or hang out the washing. It is nice when all of these things are done for us, but if you have the time consider doing them yourself as they take considerable energy to complete. As an example washing your car will burn about 210 calories per hour.

3.Cook your own food:
We all know it’s usually healthier than buying takeaway, but think of the extra calories you will burn by preparing your food. At the very least you will be on your feet for about an extra half an hour, which burns more calories than driving to the takeaway shop.

4. Get yourself a pedometer:
Each day aim to 10,000 steps per day. 10,000 steps equates to about 5 miles (8 kms), which depending on a few variables, such as weight sex and age, can burn anywhere from 250-600 calories per day.

5. Move quickly:
Ever noticed how fit people seem to do everyday tasks with more speed, whilst overweight people tend to complete the same tasks at a much slower rate? It’s not really any great secret, move your body more quickly and you will burn more calories. Want to move more quickly? When you are walking places during the day, walk like you are late for a meeting.

6. Walk and talk:
If you can, don’t sit still when you take a phone call. At home stand up or walk around the house while on the phone, at work if possible take the phone call standing up or even look at taking the call on your mobile. Standing burns about 50 percent more calories than sitting. What that means is you can burn about an extra 50 calories per hour by standing and talking on the phone. If you walk while you talk you burn about 85-90 calories per hour.

7. Try and Relax:
This is probably one of my biggest weaknesses but it is also a big problem when you are trying to lose weight. Stress causes the body to release a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that causes your body to store calories as fat.

8. Try to buy Fat-Free, Sugar-Free, Salt-Free, Etc. Foods

So there are some random tips for fitness…what are your ideas?

By the way….a HUGE surprise is coming our way 😉


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