Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sneaky ways to shape up

SHAPE, December 2011 issue, SPH Magazines
Source Website: http://www.yourhealth.com.sg/content/sneaky-ways-shape
By Bang Wei-Tin, SHAPE Singapore, Friday, Jan 13, 2012

PHOTO: Little tweaks to your lifestyle could help you drop a dress size.

Too busy to hit the gym? Not willing to diet?

Well, you don't have to if you know the simple life-hacks to shed those pounds without the sweat.

Learn the little tweaks to your lifestyle that could help you drop a dress size:

1. Go public
The daily walk to and from bus stops and train stations may boost calorie burn, according to a report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Public transport commuters may drop 3kg within a year – and are 81 per cent less likely to put it back on.

2. Drink more water
A 2010 study found that people who guzzled two cups of water before a meal consumed 75 to 90 fewer calories than those who didn’t drink up.

(They also weighed 2.5 kg lighter after 12 weeks of doing so!)

This zero-calorie beverage keeps you feeling satiated for a longer time, so you’ll end up eating less, explains study author, Associate Professor Brenda Davy.

3. Fidget (moving about restlessly)
Besides burning extra calories, fidgeting has been shown to boost cardiorespiratory fitness (the body’s ability to get oxygen to the muscles) in a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

The benefits?

Lower cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and total body fat.

By Bang Wei-Tin, SHAPE Singapore, Friday, Jan 13, 2012
Bang Wei-Tin is a senior writer with SHAPE Singapore magazine by SPH Magazines.

Amazing weight loss photos to inspire you!

PHOTO: You can stop your calorie counting if you eat the right kind of food. It is not the number of calories that make the difference, but whether you eat the right foods.
You need enough calories to lose weight, and most people do not eat enough calories. You can eat a lot if you eat the right foods.

Weight loss and Inspiration
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Originally posted by luk3y, Fri January 6th, 2012 at 2:01am