13 Apr No Time For The Gym?
Specifically, the study found that heavier people were more likely to sit, while lean people would fidget, stand or walk around. The lean people spent more than two hours a day on their feet when compared to the heavier participants in the group. The heavier group sat for an average of 150 minutes more per day when compared to the lean group; thereby missing out on burning an extra 350 a day! Burning an extra 350 calories a day for ten days knocks out a pound of body fat.
The Mayo Clinic study suggests that fidgeting may control your weight more than going to the gym. Why? People who fidget stay in motion most of the day. At the end of the day, this can burn more calories on a daily basis than a gym workout.
Can you think of one habit to change to get moving for a few more minutes each day?
Sitting burns 1.4 calories per minute
Standing burns up to 2.6 calories per minute
Walking burns up to 5.5 calories per minute
Stair climbing 6.5 calories per minute
Walking your dog (10 min.) 30 calories
Clean your bathtub 34 calories
Weed your yard (15 min.) 90 calories
Vacuum your home (10 min.) 40 calories
*calorie calculations may vary depending on weight, age and height