Unusual Tips and Tricks to Kick Excess Calories

If your New Year’s resolution was to get in shape, you’re in luck. Of course, you can use conventional methods like portion control and exercising multiple times a week. Additionally, there are some surprisingly simple ways to shred extra calories.

Want to know some weight-loss hacks that few people know about? Here’s a list worth trying.

 Laugh more.

You may have heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” at least once before. Not only is it beneficial when you’re feeling down, laughing helps you burn calories. In fact, scientists predict that laughing about 100 times has the same physical impact as spending 15 minutes pedaling on your stationary bike. So, find a funny friend or watch your favorite comedy to shake some excess weight.

 Pull out the mirrors.

Before starting your workout, do yourself a favor and put a mirror within eyesight. Many new health enthusiasts don’t know that working out in front of a mirror eases your workout. For one, you perceive the exercise to be easier. Also, it makes the workout go faster. This is why gyms are riddled with mirrors for their clients.

 Take a nap.

So, you’ve come home from work or completed your exercise routine. While you may want to sit on the couch and binge watch your favorite series? Consider taking a nap instead.

When you’re asleep and enter into the REM stage, your metabolism glucose levels rise, helping you burn more calories. The key is to get a healthy amount of sleep every night for adequate results. If you oversleep, you’ll experience the opposite effect and subsequently gain weight.

 Drink cool water.

Whenever you’re hydrating, make sure you drink colder water. Cold water makes your body work harder to bring the water to your normal body temperature, which can raise your metabolic rate by up to 40 percent. Try drinking cold water during a workout to cool down or before a meal to take in fewer calories.

There’s nothing wrong with getting in shape the conventional way. However, it’s in your best interest to incorporate habits into your regimen that seem a bit abnormal like sleeping and prioritizing laughter. Still feeling a bit skeptical about these tips? Ask your doctor about adding these to your routine before making a move to get in shape.