Increasing activity without really trying!

Easy ways to increase activity without massively trying  

  • Sqaut

Squat whilst brushing your teeth, your thighs will burn for that 2/3 minutes, but think of all the extra calories you will burn.

  • Fidget more

Any amount of movement requires energy and therefore burns calories, so try to fidget a bit. Tap your foot, play imaginary drums with your hands to music or twizzle a pen between your fingers. Ideally not enough to annoy anyone around you!

  • Don’t leave bathroom trips too long

Rather than waiting until you’re bursting for the bathroom, head there with enough time to go to the one furthest away in the house or your place of work. You’ll feel better for getting a bit of a longer screen break and you’ll get in some extra steps for the day.  Also if you have a toilet upstairs, use that all the time.

  • Cook from scratch

Rather than popping a pizza in the oven and sitting down on social media while it cooks, why not stick your favourite music on and cook from scratch. This will keep you on your feet for another 20-30 minutes – helping to burn some extra calories. And you’ll also have a more nutritious meal in the end.

  • Do things by hand

Give your appliances a rest and wash the dishes by hand. You could save a little on your home energy costs, while spending a little more on your biological energy!

  •  Commit to your movements

When you are moving about, try to do it with a bit more conviction. Walk more briskly or rise up and down on your tip toes when standing in a queue for example.

  • Don’t make life too easy

We tend to always look for a parking space as close to the building as possible or to walk to the closest bus stop only, or carry all the grocery bags to the house in one go. Stop making life so convenient and instead park a little further away or carry one bag at a time into the house. It all adds up!

  • Don’t leave bathroom trips too long

Rather than waiting until you’re bursting for the bathroom, head there with enough time to go to the one furthest away in the house or your place of work. You’ll feel better for getting a bit of a longer screen break and you’ll get in some extra steps for the day.

  • Watch something funny

It’s true that laughing burns calories and it also makes us feel great! So, when you do finally put your feet up, stick something funny on!

When you are moving about, try to do it with a bit more conviction. Walk more briskly or rise up and down on your tip toes when standing in a queue for example.

  • Don’t make life too easy

We tend to always look for a parking space as close to the building as possible or to walk to the closest bus stop only, or carry all the grocery bags to the house in one go. Stop making life so convenient and instead park a little further away or carry one bag at a time into the house.

  • Watch something funny

It’s true that laughing burns calories and it also makes us feel great! So, when you do finally put your feet up, stick something funny on!

  • Tell yourself the elevator isn’t working

In your mind tell yourself the elevator is broken, so you must take the stairs – no question. You’ll likely get to where you’re going just as fast and you’ll have burned a few calories and lifted your bum in the process. Or while at home, always go to the bathroom that is on a different floor of the house so you have to go up and down the stairs.

  • Stand more

Find ways to stand more throughout the day rather than sitting. Opt to stand up during virtual meetings with your colleagues, consider investing in a stand-up desk to use sometimes and walk around while on the phone to friends and family. Standing requires much more energy than sitting, plus you can move your legs a bit more easily to keep the blood flowing.

This week at our BEEWEIGHED meetings we had some amazing results!

This weeks results……💪💪💪

Denton Darlings…… 124 marbles gone forever!!!

Abbie, lost a stone in her first week, she got her super seven, stone and fab five awards!!!

Slimmers of the week went to Jacqui and Sara.

We welcomed three lovely new members to Denton Janet, Sue and Emma. Have a great first week ladies 👏👏🌠

Longsight lovelies- 50 marbles gone 💨

Susan got her super seven award and also Slimmer of the Wee along with Marsha👏👏👏.

Virtual/express and remote members

Angela maintained
Nicola Jones maintained
Karen Berry – 2lb
Helen S – 1lb
Hanna lost 1lb
Sue Cooper – 3lb
Helen Ruth – 3lb
Little gains
Joanna Powell, Sarah Hitchcock, Tony, Pat Crosthwaite, Dom and Sharon Holt

Have a great week everyone xxx

30 day challenge!✅✅✅

I have set a 30 challenge for the remainder August. It’s to be good for the whole 30 days.  Set yourself three challenges each day and make sure you achieve them.  For example mine are:-

✅ Have all my water

✅ Stay within my daily cal/carb allowance, if I go over I have to have either planned it or pull it back.

✅Make sure I take all my vitamins.

The three ticks are personal to you they can be monitored on the new BEEWEIGHED app. Also I’ve set up a WhatsApp group for members to record at the end of the day if they’ve achieved their three ticks.

link to BEEWEIGHED app:-

https://4065533.igen.app/