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Why Daily Activity Can Be the Best Fat Burner

Power of Daily Activity

If one of my clients wanted my single best weight loss tip, I would have to say that you should never underestimate power of activity. Activity, you see, is a deceptively effective fat burner. The way I explain this to clients is to compare a week of gym workouts to a week of activity.

Home Workout Plan Activity Wins

Let's say you hit the gym four times a week and run for an hour on the treadmill each session. You burned about 2400 calories. Not bad, right? But let's look at what a few easy, everyday activities can do.

  • Make an effort to walk everywhere (suppose additional 4000 steps/day): 200 calories/day
  • Take the stairs instead of elevator: 50 calories/day
  • Get a standing desk and stand for half the day instead of sitting all day: 200 calories/day
  • Play some active sport 1 hour, twice per week: 500 calories/day

Adding everything up, you're burning 4,150 calories per week, or 73% more calories then when you drag your butt to the gym! Believe it or not, you would lose more than a pound of body weight each week if you were to do all this. And the most important thing to note is that none of these activities involve the gym!

Matt Richter-Sand, NX Founder & CEO


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