15 Unique Calorie Burning Hacks To Get You Out Of Going To The Gym

Diply 13 Apr 2018

A gym is a wonderful place: You get to exercise off those extra calories and work on your fitness at once. But the gym definitely isn't for everyone. I mean, some of us want to be fit without having to actually get fit in the gym.

Look, I get it, the gym can be intimidating sometimes and boring, like, always. So for those of you who want to burn calories without burning it up on the treadmill, I salute you. Here is a unique list of ways you can do it without having to break a sweat!

1. Did you know a hot bath can burn up to 140 calories per hour?!

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According to a study by Steve Faulkner, a hot bath lowers blood sugar and can burn mega calories depending on a person's weight! Who knew taking a bath could be even better than before?

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2. Who said your addiction to texting was a bad thing? 

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Apparently, texting for a straight hour can burn up to 100 calories! Dang, I must burn a lot of calories every day then!

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3. Do you already love sleeping (who doesn't)? Well, you're also burning calories doing it. 

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A solid night's sleep burns more calories than just getting a measly six hours a night. BRB, I'm going to take a nine-hour nap.

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4. Time to become acquainted with coffee, friends!

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Just like spicy foods, the caffeine from coffee can increase our metabolic rate by 3%-11%. You know what this means? Burning fat faster and easier while also staying awake!

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5. Fellow chatterboxes, you can burn around 50 calories for just talking for an hour! 

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Dear friends, I apologize in advance, but I will be talking way more with this fact in mind!

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6. Did you ever think a game of pool could burn calories? You probably don't realize all the walking you do!

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Who cares if you aren't good at the game, you can burn calories just by trying your best! You seriously learn something new every day.

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7. Drinking a glass of cold water can burn more calories compared to warm water. Weird, right?

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This is because our bodies use energy to warm itself back up after drinking the cold water! So drinking a 16-ounce glass of cold water can burn around 17.5 Calories!

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8. Dude, you can burn calories by simply just standing up! 

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Okay, so get this: You can burn 50 calories an hour just by standing instead of sitting. If you do this for 3 hours a day, it literally adds up to 8lbs of fat lost per year!

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9. Wait, I can burn calories by not even moving at all? Sign me up!

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The steady in and out breathing techniques for meditation lowers cortisol levels, and this can result in less binge-eating and make it easier for your body to burn fat!

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10. Green tea contains an ingredient called Epigallocatechin gallate which boosts your metabolism. 

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This is the perfect calorie burning hack for tea lovers! Please don't ask me to pronounce that ingredient ever though...

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11. Spicy foods are a major metabolism booster, so get ready to feel the heat! 

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Some spicy foods, like chili peppers, have capsaicin which actually boosts your metabolism and helps you break down fats faster.

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12. Do you play the flute, clarinet, or some sort of wind instrument? If so, say goodbye to those unwanted calories! 

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One study found that playing for 45 minutes could burn around 100 calories, so sign me up and soundproof my room, fam.

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13. Okay, are you ready for this one? Drinking red wine burns calories! #Surprise

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Apparently, red wine can help your body store less fat, lower blood sugar, and delay the growth of fat cells. More red wine for everyone!

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14. They say laughter is the best medicine, but it is also a way to burn calories! 

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One study shows that laughter increased a person's metabolism by 10-20%. I guess there really are perks to being positive!

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15. Were you meant to be a pop star? Singing your heart out for an hour can burn around 100 calories.  

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Stop what you are doing: Turn on Glee, High School Musical, or Camp Rock, and sing your calories away! #Wildcats

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