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4 Easy Ways To Burn More Calories

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I found this on John Tesh’s site and thought it was cool. I knew these things, but it was a nice little reminder.

4 Easy Ways To Burn More Calories

Mike Christian

If overindulging over the holidays has made it hard for you to button your jeans, listen up. Here are 4 easy ways to speed up your metabolism and burn more calories, without really trying:

    • Eat pineapple. Sports medicine expert Dr. Dan Hamner says that pineapple contains high levels of the enzyme bromelain, which helps us burn calories instead of storing them.
    • Meditate. A study in the Medical Science Monitor found that meditating increases levels of the neurotransmitters, which in turn boost your resting metabolic rate. Another thing to remember? Stress makes your body deposit dangerous fat cells around your waistline. But meditation helps you control the stress, helps reduce stress eating and helps metabolize your food more effectively.
    • Stand more than you sit. Exercise physiologist Dr. William Sukala says that only 1-in-4 of us do it. But people who sit all day are more likely to gain 25 pounds a year than people who stand while they work. If your job requires a lot of sitting, make sure you get up and walk around at least 5 minutes every hour.
  • Laugh more. Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo is the author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. And she says that – minute for minute – laughing burns more calories than a rowing machine.



About Amy

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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