Lifestyle Changes for the Extremely Lazy

By: Bel Marra Health | Exercise | Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 10:24 AM

caloriesWith the lazy junk food and fast food culture, it is becoming apparent that despite all the tips and tricks given to people trying to make their lifestyles healthier are falling on deaf ears.  But if there was a list of easy tips that only take a few minutes that could put you on the right path to a healthier lifestyle, you would listen, wouldn’t you?

Besides Cutting Out the Junk Food and Fast Food, What Can You Do?

The key could be baby steps, or starting off small (but definitely cut out the junk food and fast food!) So if you find you might fall into the lazy category, but still have the heart to begin making positive change – here are some tips to get the ball rolling.

1. Avoid the Perfect Parking Spot
Stop using expensive fuel circling the parking lot over and over looking for the spot that is closest to your destination.  Slipping into the first parking spot that is available, no matter how inconvenient forces you to walk, which will help to burn calories.

2. Clean To Music
Maximize the burning of calories by participating in an amped up version of what you were doing anyways. Cleaning while listening to music makes this boring chore a lot more interesting, and gets your energy levels up to burn more calories, too.

3. No Elevators, or Escalators – Ever.
An obvious one, but one of the biggest offenders for the lazy is having all of that calorie burning time go to waste as you stand still letting the lift take you where you need to go. if you only take one flight of stairs, and then catch the elevator for the rest of your journey, you’re that much closer to a healthier, happier you!

4. Plan for Take Out.
An easy trick for portion control when you are out for dinner is to ask for a to-go container right away. When you receive your meal, and the doggy bag, take half of your meal and place it in the container. Not only does that mean two meals in one, but your portion control will be in check with very little extra effort.

5. Drink Water – All the Time.
Your body simply can’t function if there is not enough water to hydrate you. You should drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day as it helps to flush out toxins from your body. This one might be the easiest one, and some experts even say that the added benefit of drinking a full glass of water before a meal is it can curb your appetite so you don’t overeat, too.

With so many distractions from good health, these small steps might be the easy push needed to vault you into a healthier lifestyle. And all of them together could lead to a full lifestyle overhaul that can last for years to come.

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