Good news, ladies: There are tried-and-true tricks (that won’t disrupt your lifestyle) to maximize your burn from a.m. to p.m. Take advantage of any or all of these five easy power-up hacks.
1. Don’t sit still
Fidget, stand, and chew gum; these types of activities, termed NEAT (nonexercise activity thermogenesis), have been shown to help torch an extra 300 to 2,000 calories per day.
2. Become a fan of green tea
Studies indicate that green tea can increase metabolic rate by 4 to 5 percent. Feel free to go for seconds—it has only 2 calories per cup (sans sweetener, of course).
Excerpted from Health