Quirky yet Clever Calorie Cuts!

  • Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 1.24.43 pmWalking on the spot during commercial breaks burns as average of 148 calories and results in around 2100 steps taken in 25 minutes or so of TV viewing!
  • People burned, on average, an additional 400 calories by sleeping for 3 extra hours- an extra 2,800 calories burned in a week.
  • Genuine voiced laughter increases energy expenditure and heart rate by 20% above resting values. Laughing for 10-15 minutes a day could increase energy expenditure by 10-40 calories.
  • IMG_6042Drinking 500mL of water increased metabolic rate by 30% in both men and women.
  • Cold weather boosts caloric burn! In most middle-aged and young people, non-shivering thermogenesis increases up to 30% in response to mild cold exposure.

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