How To Easily Burn More Calories Throughout The Day

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Do This To Burn An Extra 630 Calories Without Moving

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing a simple Live Lean lifestyle hack, on how to easily burn more calories throughout the day, without moving.

This tip is one of the easiest ways to burn an extra 630 calories, and it has nothing to do with exercising more.

Sometimes even the easiest lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on your journey to Live Lean.

Before I reveal today’s Live Lean lifestyle hack, let me give you a couple hints to see if you can guess what it is.

  • “Desk jockey”
  • “Keyboard ranger”
  • “Couch potato”

Based on these hints, let me know what your guess is in the comment section below.

Do This To Burn An Extra 0.7 Calories Per Minute

Alright, according to Women’s Health, a new study at the University of Chester found that people who stand, rather than sit, raise their heart rate enough to burn an extra 0.7 calories per minute.

Now you may be thinking, 0.7 calories per minute is tiny.

But hold on.

Let’s run the numbers and think big picture here.

Burn More Calories By Standing Vs. Sitting

  • If you stand up for 1 hour, you would burn an extra 42 calories per hour.
  • If you stood for 3 hours a day, you would burn an extra 126 calories a day.

When you spread that extra calorie burn over the 5 days in the business week, it would be equal to burning an extra 630 calories a week.

That’s pretty good right?

If you’re not convinced, let’s put that extra 630 calorie burn, from just standing, into perspective.

Burn An Extra 630 Calories A Week By Standing

Burning an extra 630 calories a week is the equivalent of doing one intense Live Lean Afterburn 2.0 style workout a week, or two 30 minute conventional workouts.

By simply standing a few more hours a day, rather than sitting, you’re essentially getting the equivalent calorie burn as if you did an extra 1-2 workouts per week.

This Live Lean lifestyle hack of standing more is starting to sound good now, right?

Throughout the day, I’m not saying you need to log in your journal every minute when you are standing versus when you are sitting.

However, I am saying to be more aware, and take advantage of staying on your feet, whenever you can.

Do This To Burn Even More Calories Throughout The Day

If you’re looking for a few extra bonus points, try this.

Next time you are walking down the street and you see a stable platform, jump on it like this.

Or simply make better decisions by choosing to take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator.

As a human being, you were not meant to be:

  • hunched over at an office desk for 10 hours a day
  • sitting in a car for 2 hours a day
  • sitting on the couch for 3 hours a day

In addition to standing more, it’s important to find easy ways to move your body more throughout the day.

How To Stand More Throughout The Day

Here are a few more simple ways to stand more throughout the day:

  • Ask your boss for a standup desk in the office
  • Schedule walking meetings
  • While watching your favorite TV show, stand until the first commercial break, sit, then repeat
  • If you take public transportation to work, stand on the subway or the bus, rather than sitting
  • Stand up when you’re talking on the phone or checking emails on your smartphone

There are so many simple ways to take advantage of this healthy lifestyle habit of standing up more throughout the day.

Bottom Line

Living Lean just isn’t about getting in your workouts.

It’s also about making healthier decisions.

Start becoming more aware that even the little things, like staying on your feet, can add up to a healthier lifestyle over the long-term.

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  • What was your guess on how to burn more calories throughout the day?
  • When it comes to standing vs. sitting, do you try to stand more throughout the day?

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38 responses to “How To Easily Burn More Calories Throughout The Day

  1. Hey, +Brad Gouthro : I saw this study on a BBC special–my work purchased
    me an ergonomic desk on their bill because it’s considered a health issue.
    I’ve been standing on the train to work (40 minutes each trip) and 5-6
    hours at work and I feel so great. Let the people know their work places
    may help them out (I paused the video to type, so you may have mentioned
    that). Good work.

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  2. I work in a grocery store, constantly on my feet for 4, 6, 8 or more hours
    at work, then walking to work from home and vice versa. Walk home is 30
    minutes uphill and downhill, then working, sitting down for fifteen minutes
    then 30 minutes at lunch (poor little feet and stinky!) it works. I have
    got mean lean legs just from all the walking and standing I do and that is
    with out working them out. When I did a few years ago my trainer was
    impressed that I can push alot of weight just with my legs! GET WALKING
    PEOPLE! 🙂

  3. Great vid, Brad. That was a totally unexpected tio and I must say that it
    has helped me to no end. I feel TERRIBLE when I sit down for extended
    periods, so even though my friends find it a bit strange, I stand at every
    given opportunity!

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  5. I work at a desk all day. On the hour, each hour I do 6 goblet squats with a 55lb kettle bell. On the half hour I do 20 pushups…all day every day. Feel great.

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    6. Haha! I hear you on the TV thing. Some of these new shows are a little…strange. And don’t get me started on commercials! I’m always yelling at the TV, “NO!” when they’re trying to sell me things I don’t need. Apparently, you can now get a detergent to wash your washing machine before you wash your clothes. Crazy.

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  7. Hey i want to lose at least 5 pounds week because i have a party to go too.
    What types of workouts should i do?

  8. Brad, any idea why I would have a “tearing” sensation in my abs when I’m
    doing full body exercises? Not really painful, and I feel fine after, but
    during it feels like actual ripping…..

  9. Next ur gona b telling me to walk to the gym : O haha probably should
    seeing as I stay 2miles from it! Sooo lazy but my workouts r hard on my
    body!

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