Did you know that people that fidget burn more calories a day than people that don’t? The lesson is that the more you move throughout the day, the more calories you will burn, and thus, the more weight you will lose and/or not gain.
A lot of people think that exercise has to be going to the gym, training for football, or running five miles. However, the truth is that any movement is exercise.
One way to get more movement is to wear a pedometer, which tracks the number of steps you get every day. You can find them anywhere. I like ones that are slim and fit in your pocket, as opposed to ones that go on your belt for everybody to see. The one I linked to above is a good pocket one.
Experts recommend taking 10,000 steps a day. You will find that you probably sit a lot. In desks. In front of your computer. And so forth. You may find that you get something closer to 2000 steps. That can be depressing at first, but let me provide some ways to increase your steps (thus increasing your calories burned).
– Run, walk, etc. If you find yourself very short on steps, then get out and exercise.
– Park out when you shop. Instead of fighting for a spot up close, park out and burn some calories.
– Pace while talking on the phone or texting.
– Take the long way around. Instead of taking the most direct route to the bathroom, cafeteria, etc, take a little longer (your teachers may not like this, but many of you probably do it anyway!)
– Walk if possible. If you live in a city, town, etc, walk to places instead of driving.
Now, you think of some!