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Lose weight without going to gym: Simple tips to follow

Lose weight without going to gym: Simple tips to follow Photo: How to lose weight without exercising (freepik.com)

Losing weight can be challenging for those who dislike exercising. While healthy eating and regular physical activity are crucial, incorporating unexpected and enjoyable activities into your daily routine can help burn more calories and maintain motivation on the path to a healthier lifestyle, writes New York Post.

In particular, the article shares personal trainer Michael Hamlin's insights on losing weight without exercising.

Laugh more

Research indicates that laughing for just 10-15 minutes a day can burn up to 40 calories. Laughter causes muscles in your body to contract and expand, increasing heart rate and oxygen consumption. Additionally, laughter may reduce stress levels, associated with weight gain due to elevated cortisol hormone levels.

Park far from your destination

Walk as far away from your destination as possible or park your car in a spot that requires more walking.

"Parking further away or getting off the subway or transit a stop earlier than normal can be enough to help promote additional movement into your day," recommends trainer Andrew Blakey.

Walk after meals

Instead of sitting after a meal, lace up your shoes and go for a quick walk. Walking after meals sends energy from food directly to your cells, reducing post-meal blood sugar spikes and utilizing energy immediately. Experts suggest that a short stroll around the block is better than doing nothing.

Do chores around the house

Small tasks like taking out the trash or folding laundry make you move more frequently.

Take cold showers

Exposure to low temperatures in a cold shower activates two types of fat cells in our body: white fat and brown fat. Taking a cold shower is believed to activate brown fat, compelling it to burn calories to generate heat and maintain your body's internal temperature.

This process, known as thermogenesis, may help increase the number of calories your body burns throughout the day.

Get enough sleep

During sleep, the body enters a phase of restoration and recovery. Quality sleep results in optimal hormonal function, reducing the likelihood of overeating. Additionally, cortisol, the stress hormone, is less likely to be elevated with good sleep habits.

As we reported earlier, a nutritionist named the 'magic drink' for detoxifying the body.