If you've made a vow to lose those extra pounds this year, here are some fresh approaches. A few food swaps, a bit more movement, and some easy behavioral changes can make a big difference.
1. Don't Sit Still Make a conscious effort to move more on a daily basis, whether it is cleaning the house or taking the stairs. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic call this type of energy expenditure "Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis," or NEAT, and speculate that it's more important than formal exercise when it comes to losing weight.
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