How to burn calories without going to the gym or exercising – Terri-Ann reveals 10 ways


A person measuring their weight

WEIGHT LOSS: Terri-Ann Nunns revealed 10 ways to burn belly fat without exercising (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

It might be difficult to find the time to go to the gym or exercise when it’s cold and miserable outside.

And if you’re feeling guilty about skipping the gym, there are many ways to achieve a healthy weight loss.

In fact, there are plenty of ways to burn calories without actually exercising or leaving the house.

Terri-Ann Nunns, creator of Terri-Ann 123 Diet Plan, shares her advice on burning belly fat without spending hours in the gym.

“There are some really simple changes you can incorporate into your daily routine”

Terri-Ann Nunns

She said: “There are some really simple changes you can incorporate into your daily routine while sitting at your desk at work and when you’re at home, which can help to increase the amount of calories you burn.

“There will be many things that you already do that actually burn more calories than you would ever think – meaning you don’t need to feel guilty about skipping a workout.”

Here, the founder of the diet plan has revealed ten ways to slash body fat.

1. Fidgeting

If you’re fidgeting while watching TV, sitting at your desk or eating dinner, this burns plenty of calories as your body is constantly moving.

In fact according to research, you can burn up to 350 calories a day by simple “fidgeting”.

2. Laughter

It’s always a good thing to laugh, but an even bigger benefit is that you actually burn calories by doing so.

Although it’s not a huge amount of calories, your heart rate does increase causing calories to be burned.

It has been found that 15 minutes of laughter a day can burn 10 to 40 calories.

A person laughing

LAUGHTER: At least 15 minutes can burn 10 to 40 calories a day (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

3. Dancing

Studies have shown that 40 minutes of dancing can melt around 200 calories.

So next time you’re out, don’t feel embarrassed about your dance movies as you will be burning hundreds of calories by moving around.

4. Daily routine

Walking around when you’d normally stand still or squatting when you’re usually sat down can burn belly fat.

According to a study, you can burn 70 calories for every five minutes you do squats, so 15 minutes of squatting will slash around 200 calories.

5. Housework

All the errands around the house, like cleaning and hoovering is enough to get you to lose weight.

It is believed that an hour of the work can burn up to 157 calories.

6. Playing with children

Chasing them around the park or even getting them into bed can contribute to fat loss.

Without even realising it, you can burn up to 78 calories by running around with the youngsters for 20 minutes.


HOUSEWORK: Doing the chores at home is enough to make you lose weight (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

7. Sex

It’s simple really as the longer your heart rate is maintained, the more calories you burn.

Most couples burn an average of 300 calories an hour while they’re romping.

8. Wearing heels

These can be a really great way to tone and shape your legs, as they act in a similar way to fitness shoes.

And walking burns anywhere from 90 to 200 calories in 30 minutes.

A couple having sex

SEX: Romping for an hour can burn 300 calories (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

9. Good sleep

Ensuring you have enough sleep leads to better performance all round, including in your workouts.

Multiple studies have found a connection between sleep and weight loss.

Not enough sleep leads to more food cravings and a slower metabolism.

10. Taking the stairs

Try running up and down them on occasion to increase your heart rate and get a mini workout in-between meetings or when at home.

According to Terri-Ann, you can burn 102 calories by walking up and down the stairs for 10 minutes.

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