Ways To Burn Calories Without Exercising
Who says you have to be a gym rat to be fit? We found a handful of ways you can burn a few calories without sweating a drop.
By Matt Christensen
There are plenty of ways to burn calories. You can run on a treadmill, land a construction job, or workout like a crackhead. Those are the obvious routes to dropping excess pounds. But there are plenty of other not-so-obvious ways to give your body a moderate workout.
And since the human body needs to shed 3,500 calories more than it takes in to lose one measly pound, we wanted to give you the heads up on how you can reach a fraction of a fraction of that goal without really trying — or exercising.
Drink ice water
You know ice water is cold. And you know your body needs to be warm. So when you introduce cold ice water into your warm system, your body has to work harder to stabilize your temperature, which makes your metabolism go up. While burning eight calories per eight ounces of ice water won’t turn you into Jack LaLanne, it’s a good way to jump-start your metabolism.