Add Steps and Lose 14 Pounds this Year

ScaleSo many  of our daily activities have been made easier and faster through technology. The downside is, it also cuts the number of calories you burn. Find five swaps you can make to cut carbon, burn more calories, and shed some pounds….over a year the potential calorie savings are below.

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Try this: Walk 1 minute to colleague's desk, talk for 3 minutes while standing, 2x a day. 6 calories. Instead of this: Emailing colleague for 4 minutes. 2-3 calories. Burn this much more: 3-4 calories

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Try this: 30 minutes cooking dinner. 25-30 minutes. Instead of this: Ordering take out pizza and waiting 30 minutes. 15 calories. Burn this much more: 10-15 calories

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Try this: Take 3 flights of stairs. 15 calories. Instead of this: Take the elevator 3 times. 2 calories. Burn this much more: 13 calories

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Try this: Getting up and changing the TV channel 5 minutes a day. 3 calories. Instead of this: Using the remote for 5 minutes from your recliner. 0.06 calories. Burn this much more: 2.4 calories

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Try this: Wash Fido yourself for 20 minutes. 100 calories. Instead of this: Call "Groom A Pet" to come and wash Fido for you. 2 calories. Burn this much more: 98 calories

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Try this: Manually open and close garage door 2x per day. 3 calories. Instead of this: Use garage door opener. 0.25 calories Burn this much more: 2.75 calories

 

Total daily additional calories burned with green steps: 135 calories

Potential calories burned over a year by switching each day: 49,330 calories

Potential pounds of fat lost: 14 pounds of fat

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Small savings add up. ..to big weight loss. Now just think of all the carbon you've shed as well-no batteries in the remote, auto miles saved for pizza and dog deliveries, and energy use in office buildings.