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- Diet and Fitness
100 Calories at a Time!
For some of us, setting really high standards for a fitness routine ends up backfiring. If your plan involves exercising five times a week, and you realize you can’t possibly meet this requirement, you may throw your hands up and quit. It’s okay to aim low, especially in the beginning of your journey toward losing weight.
Weight loss has to be gradual in order for that weight to stay off, so why not make a plan to burn just 100 calories a day? Judging from the popularity of those 100-calorie-packs, we may just have found the magic number! To lose 1 pound of weight, 3,500 calories must be burned, which works out to five weeks of 100-calories-a-day burning.
MSNBC has some suggestions for getting there, such as multitasking: if you’re sitting in front of the television, add some leg lifts or simple stretches. Try to think of your household chores as serving a dual function: the cleaning function first and foremost, but also as exercise. Hard-core mopping or scrubbing is a work-out!
Can you think of other multitasking ways of getting something done while also exercising?
Cleaning for sure is a workout--if I do some serious scrubbing and mopping, I break a sweat! As far as burning that extra 100 calories goes, get into the habit of using stairs instead of elevators whenever possible.