7 Ways to Burn More Calories this Week

I hope that you are exercising at least 3 times a week.  It’s essential, not only to lose weight, but to make your weight loss permanent.  Like I’ve said many times, it doesn’t have to be anything intense, especially if you are first starting out.

In addition to any calories you may burn while exercising, you can also start incorporating other calorie-burning activities into your daily life.  That way, you’ll get the cumulative effect of exercise and these activities, and your weight loss should become even more efficient.

Here are 7 things you can do this week to start harnessing this cumulative effect:

  1. Pack a picnic and hike to a beautiful picnic spot – burn 238 calories in a half-hour of hiking.
  2. Take a self-defense class – GREAT way to burn 340 calories in a half hour.  Take a class 2 or 3 times a week and the weight will melt off!
  3. Take your spouse/significant other dancing – dance the night way and burn 105 calories every half hour.
  4. Pick your own berries – you know you should be eating more fruit anyway, right?  Why not burn some calories while getting your berries?  About 100 calories in a half hour.
  5. Why stop at berries — Heck, why not grow a garden of fresh veggies?  Eat healthy and burn 135 calories every half hour of gardening.
  6. Help out your Humane Society – help walk the dogs and burn 100 calories every half hour.  By the way, my wife does this and loves it!
  7. Take the kids to the park and climb on the equipment with them – Makes your kids happy AND burns about 160 calories in a half hour.

This list of 7 activities is by no means complete.  Think of it has a start, and let us know what other activities you can do to help burn more calories.

Summer is nearly here, so this is a great time to start doing more, moving more, and getting the cumulative effect of calorie burning!

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3 Responses to “7 Ways to Burn More Calories this Week”

  1. tweetheart Says:

    Hi Brian–

    I really do enjoy reading your blogs. It makes me want to continue to lose weight. I have lost 32 lbs and I would love to lose more.

    Thank you!!!!!

  2. Damien Says:

    Excellent tips. I recommended an animal lover friend of mine to walk the dogs at the shelter and she lost a total of 15 pounds in 2 months while walking the dogs 3 times per week. Chasing dogs around the park burns those calories!

  3. loseweightwithme Says:

    TWEETHEART — Way to go on your 32 pound loss…that is awesome! Keep up the great work.

    DAMIEN – It does burn the calories!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Brian

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