5 Ways To Improve The way You Move
According to a recent article in Everyday Health, too much time spent sitting at work or at home can increase the risk of breast and colon cancer. Luckily, it’s easy to counteract the negative effects of sitting by simply moving more as per the February issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
If you are not on a regular exercise program and you’re interested in boosting your health and trimming your waistline — no gym or expensive equipment are required. Here are five simple ways to bake more activity into your day to help you #StayMoving.
The easiest and most convenient way to lose weight. To burn calories, all you have to do is walk faster and devote more time to each walk. For the most benefit, use a pedometer to keep track of how much you’re walking, and slowly work up to 10,000 steps a day. Walking is also very effective in preventing foot diseases like plantar fasciitis.
Stand Up at Work
Working in the office is almost sitting down in front of your computer for 8 hours or so. That is why Rich Gaspari, a personal trainer and owner of Gaspari Nutrition recommends that we change to a standup desk instead. If in case it is not available in your office, his advice is to walk for 5 minutes every hour. Standing will burn twice more calories than sitting down.
Experts estimate that standing burns 50 percent more calories than sitting, so a 155-pound person could burn an extra 50 calories an hour just by getting on their feet.
Clean Your House
Cleaning your house can incorporate a variety of muscle groups without you even realizing it as per Rich Gaspari. A 150-pound person can burn 85 calories per half hour through light cleaning, while vigorous cleaning burns 102 calories in 30 minutes.
Cook at Home
Most people don’t think of cooking as exercise, but preparing food at home certainly burns more calories — and usually causes you to consume fewer calories — than eating out or ordering in. This would also allow you to plan ahead on your meals so you can have a healthier option.
Plus, thanks to activity such as standing, light lifting, and chopping, a 150-pound person can blast 78 calories in 30 minutes of cooking.
Sneak in Exercise During TV Time
Staying in front of the TV doesn't mean you only have to spend all your time watching. While watching, it is better to squeeze in some exercises like push ups, sit ups and jumping jacks during commercial breaks.
If you want a bigger burn, keep up the light calisthenics for the whole 30-minute show, and blast 115 calories.
Having done with these activities, it is also recommended that you rest and recover. We at Lasso recommend that you wear our compression socks as our patented compression technology helps keep muscles warm, reduces swelling and increases circulatory blood flow to the ankle and foot to deliver all day comfort. This would also prevent injuries during your activities.