Do you have a desk job that doesn’t provide many opportunities to be physically active? If so, don’t despair; with a little creativity, you can burn extra calories while you sit at your desk.
You can certainly stretch your arms, shoulders, and neck while sitting down. These stretches will keep you from becoming cramped, and they will also burn a few calories. Conscious fidgeting (tapping your feet, changing position, and getting up to walk around) can burn several hundreds of calories each day. Even chewing gum will burn an additional 11 calories per hour, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
If you have the space and money, you can even find tiny exercise bikes that fit beneath a desk. You can pedal while you work, burning 200 – 300 calories per hour.