35 Lazy Ways To Lose Weight

 

Hit the Snooze Button
When you don’t get enough shuteye, you’re more likely to eat high-calorie foods, according to researchers at the University of Colorado. Twenty-three men and women spent two nights in a sleep lab. On the first morning—after about eight hours of rest—they rated how strongly they desired different foods. About a week later, they returned to the lab, stayed up all night, and then rated those foods again. Cravings for desserts and chips skyrocketed. Researchers speculate that lack of sleep disrupts the brain’s pathways, making us more prone to poor decisions.

Schedule More Rest Days
“Building in recovery time lets your body repair itself between workouts,” says trainer Rachel Cosgrove. This means you’ll build more metabolism-revving muscle mass, which helps you burn more calories even when you’re not at the gym. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should do nothing.

Think “active rest”: gentle yoga, walking the dog, gardening, etc. “The goal of a recovery day is to get the blood flowing, to stretch, and to move your body gently,” says Cosgrove.

Strength Train Twice a Week
Adding resistance training to your exercise routine does wonders for weight loss: The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism. But don’t overdo things. It’s the rest-and-recovery principle at work again. According to Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., director of fitness research at Quincy College, it’s just as effective to strength train twice per week as it is to do it every other day. In fact, in a recent study, those who strength trained twice weekly for 10 weeks had the same increase in muscle mass—an average of 3.1 pounds—as those who added a third weekly session. Same results in less time? Slackers, rejoice!

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

About author

You might also like

Daily Hacks 0 Comments

Awesome Uses of Baking Soda, You didn’t Know

We’re willing to guess the only time your baking soda sees the light of day is during the holiday cookie rush or when you’re hit in the face with a

Daily Hacks 0 Comments

Ways to Lose Thigh Fat Instantly

Cossack Squat This exercise provides a unique training stimulus for the lower body that will shape your glutes and thighs from every angle, says Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength coach and owner

Special Tips 0 Comments

The Only 2 Tips You Need For Perfectly Perky Breasts

On the off chance that you are not content with how your bosoms look it can bring about distress. I’ve heard commonly that it’s difficult to liven up your bosoms

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply