Look, I get it. Working out is hard to squeeze in when you work, clean your home, cook meals, take kids to and from school and soccer practice, etc. Life is busy and finding the time to workout can be difficult for many people. In fact, some people may just be too tired from their busy life to exercise. When you’re already exhausted from your daily activities, who wants to go exert more energy and work out? If that’s you, luckily, there are some easy ways you can burn calories without going to the gym and doing a full 30-60 minute workout. Check out these 10 simple ways to burn more calories without the crazy workout.
1. Sit On An Exercise Ball
Most often you’ll see stability balls at the gym where people use them for their workouts. Well guess what? They’re not just for the gym. You can use them at home instead of sitting on a regular chair. If you find yourself sitting at home often whether you’re working or watching TV, opt to sit on a stability ball rather than a chair. You’re still sitting, but it will burn more calories because you’ll have to work a little harder at stabilizing yourself.
2. Chew Gum
Try chewing gum all day long to curb mindless snacking and eating. Not only does it actually burn a few calories, but chances are you’ll eat less because you’ll already be chewing on something. Also, when you have a minty flavor in your mouth, those chocolate candies probably won’t taste as good anymore.
3. Drink Less Alcohol
Certain kinds of alcohol can actually slow down your metabolism by 73 percent. So next time you go to reach for a beer, grab some water instead. Not only will it be less calories, but instead of slowing your metabolism you’ll boost your metabolism.