Step Up Your “Incidental Activity”
The gym isn’t the only place you can burn calories. Everyday activities like taking the stairs, carrying your groceries, and parking farther from the store all count toward weight loss. You can also ramp up your general activity level by making a conscious effort to stop relying on your kids or spouse for free labor. Instead of asking someone else to answer the phone, turn off the light, get the mail, or toss you the remote, get up and do these tasks yourself. You’ll automatically move more, which means more calories burned day in and day out.