Your body burns calories when it warms the water up to body temperature. Drinking 8 glasses of ice water a day burns about 60 calories. It also keeps you hydrated and alert.
Once an hour or so, get up from your chair and do a full body stretch. Touch your toes and extend your limbs to their fullest and relax
Look up then down 10 times, repeat for down then up, repeat for left to right, repeat for right to left. Rotate eyes from left all the way around 10 times, repeat rolling from right. If you are at your computer for long period of times, optometrists recommend following the “20-20-20” rule, ie for every 20 minutes spent focusing on your computer screen, spend 20 seconds focusing on something else 20 feet away.
More and often! 15-20 minutes a day of laughter burns 40 calories a day!
Sitting upright take one knee and raise it towards your chest. Hold for up to 20 seconds. Rest and repeat with other knee.
Sit upright with your hands placed into the small of your back. Push your hips forwards and your shoulders back, arching the spine.
Interlock your fingers behind your head. Make sure your feet are place in lin with your shoulders, and then lean over to one side to stretch. Stretch upwards with the top elbow.
Sit or stand with elbows bent, interlock your fingers behind your back; straighten your arms, turning your elbows slightly in, squeezing
Interlock your fingers with palms facing forward, push out as far as possible, allowing the should to round forwards.
Interlock your fingers; turn your palms away from you. Straighten your arms and reach upwards over your head and slightly back as far as you can, to increase the stretch.