Live Lean Nation, sometimes even the easiest lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on your journey to Live Lean. On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m going to share one of these live lean lifestyle hacks, and it truly is one of the easiest ways to burn 630 extra calories. And it has nothing to do with exercising.
But before I reveal today’s live lean lifestyle hack. Let me give you a couple hints to see if you can guess it.
Based on these hints, let me know what your guesses are in the comment section below.
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.
0.7 calories per minute. Now I know what you’re thinking…Brad, that’s tiny!
If you stand up for an hour…you would burn 42 EXTRA calories per hour.
If you stood for 3 hours a day…you’d burn 126 EXTRA calories a day.
And when you spread that over the 5 days in the business week…it would be equal to burning 630 EXTRA calories a week!
…that is the equivalent of doing one intense Live Lean Afterburn style workout a week or two 30 minute conventional workouts. Just from standing rather than sitting.
Starting to look good right?
Now I’m not saying to log every minute you’re standing vs sitting a day in your journal. But I am saying to be more aware and take advantage of staying on your feet whenever you can.
It’s all about moving your body as much as possible.
…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.
Ask your boss for a stand up desk in the office.
– Schedule walking meetings.
– While watching your favorite TV show, stand until the first commercial break, sit, then repeat.
– Stand on the subway or bus to work.
– Stand up when you’re on the phone or checking emails on your smartphone.
There are many simple ways to do this.
Living lean just isn’t about getting in your workouts. It’s about making healthier decisions. Just be 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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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.