Burn More Fat: 10 Little Changes in Your Exercise Routine That Will Make the Difference

Sneak these tricks into your workout and watch the pounds come off quicker (11 Photos)

Linda Melone on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:41PM

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Burn More Fat: 10 Little Changes in Your Exercise Routine That Will Make the Difference

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Burn More Calories Throughout the Day

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (or NEAT) refers to the calories you burn while going about your daily activities. Walking, typing, performing yard work -- even fidgeting -- increases our metabolic rate and can contribute significantly to the calories you burn throughout the day. "The average women consumes 12,397 calories per week, exercises for three to five hours a week, yet rarely reaches 2,000 (kcal)in exercise, which is the minimal amount need to lose weight through activity," says Fabio Comana, senior fitness educator with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Time to cash in on those 100+ hours you’re awake to make a dent. Find activities that’ll get you moving more frequently during the day. Even giving up your seat on the bus helps! Standing for 2 hours a day (vs. sitting) enables you to lose nearly eight pounds in one year.

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