How To Burn More Calories When You Don’t Have Time To Work Out
The key to burning more calories around the clock is finding opportunities to add movement throughout your day. If you’ve already worked out for 30 minutes today, that’s terrific – but don’t use it as an excuse to head straight for the elevator. The trick is to make your daily activities interesting: Every time you take the stairs, take a different approach. Today, I’ll show you 4 fun ways to burn more calories on your stairs when you don’t have time to fit in a full workout.
1. Go For Broke
When you’re taking the stairs, make it all about speed, taking quick, light steps and getting to the top as quickly as possible.
2. Side Step
Next time you take the stairs, step up and to the side, rather that just in one line, so that you engage your abductors (outer thighs) as you initiate the stepping motion, and then you hit the adductors (inner thighs) as you step up.
3. Compete With Yourself
Each time you tackle a set of stairs at work or at home, try to beat your last time to make sure you’re challenging yourself.
4. Take Your Time
Climb a flight of stairs, and skip a step (if possible). Take a slow, deliberate step with your right foot, pressing your weight down into your heel and not your toe, keeping your core tight, and slowly bringing your left foot up in front of you, making sure you feel your glutes engaged throughout the movement.
5. BONUS: Get your climb on with the classics
If you think step aerobics is a thing of the past, think again. There are fitness fads that comes and go, but this one’s here to stay. And for good reason: A 130-pound woman can burn over 260 calories in 30 minutes during a moderate step workout.
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