5 quick tips to help you Lose 7 Pounds Without Trying
Turning up your calorie-burn is easier than you think.
You don't have to work out longer to burn more calories and get the fit body you want. Fold these tricks into your routine 5 times a week to drop 3 to 7 pounds in a year without logging an extra minute of exercise.
Bonus Burn: 50 Calories*
Walk with poles to zap 20% more calories and tone your upper body. Push yourself to pedal just 2 mph faster during half of a cycling workout.
Bonus Burn: 75 Calories
Add 10 1-minute bouts of jogging to your walk. Alternate upper and lower body rather than resting between moves, and do 2 sets instead of 1.
Bonus Burn: 100 Calories
Turn your weight workout into a circuit by doing jumping jacks rather than resting between exercises. Spend half your treadmill workout on a 5% incline.
*All based on a 150-pound person working out for an hour
Written by Amanda Vogel
Published by Prevention magazine