5 Ways to Burn Extra Calories Without Hitting the Gym

Do you know how many extra calories you can burn with simple changes to your lifestyle? It turns out that you don't have to go to the gym to burn more calories and lose weight. The little things you do during the day make a big difference in your metabolism. Use these tips to change your daily routine, boost your calorie burn, and burn calories without exercise.

1. Take a hot shower

Take a hot shower

A hot shower is a good way to relax in the evening and relieve stress. But it turns out that spending up to an hour in a hot shower or bath can even shed the extra pounds. When you take a shower in hot water, your body needs to work harder to maintain its normal temperature, which in turn helps you burn more calories. Studies have shown that a hot shower or a bath for an hour can burn 130 calories and therefore helps for weight loss.

2. Drinking cold water

Most of us like taking hot showers but as it turns out, spending up to one hour in a hot shower or bath can get rid of extra pounds as well. When you’re showering in hot water, your body has to work harder to maintain its normal temperature, which, in turn, helps you to burn more calories. Studies have shown that taking an hour-long hot shower or bath can burn 130 calories and might be a good strategy for weight loss.

3. Sniffing vanilla

If you ever felt like the very smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies can make you gain weight, you will be relieved to find out that certain odors can actually contribute to weight loss. Researchers have found out that overweight people who wore vanilla-scented skin patches felt fewer cravings for sweets. If you don’t like the idea of wearing a patch, opt for a vanilla-scented perfume that will make you smell delicious and, as an added bonus, can suppress your appetite.

4. Burn Calories at Social Events

How many times have you entered a party in a friend's home and scanned the room for a comfy place to sit? The next time you go to a party, burn extra calories by becoming more social.

Choose to stand or circle the room and talk to as many party goers as possible. Offer to help in the kitchen, take a tour of the garden or greet guests at the door to stay active. You'll be the life of the party and increase your NEAT at the same time.

5. Drinking green tea

Drinking green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, and to making your skin look younger, it can also effectively burn calories. Because it contains caffeine and catechins, it can increase metabolism and help the body break down fat more easily.

 But just one cup of green tea a day is not enough, studies have shown that you need 3 to 5 cups a day to see results