Chelsea Crockett

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Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Jogging

You may have your weekly exercise routine down to a science, or you may switch it up every day to keep things interesting. For me, variety is key! I love…

You may have your weekly exercise routine down to a science, or you may switch it up every day to keep things interesting. For me, variety is key! I love to jog, but it can get repetitive and mundane if that is all you do. Here are a few exercises to help mix up your routine that burn more calories than a 3-mile jog.

  1. Swimming: I know this option isn’t available to everyone, but if you can find a YMCA or gym with a pool you should take advantage! Swimming is so great for you because the resistance of the water gives you a full-body workout.
  2. Jumping rope: Not only is jumping rope fun, it is also a high-energy activity that burns calories quickly. Turn on some tunes and jump rope to the rhythm of the songs!
  3. Rock climbing: There is bound to be a rock climbing gym around where you live, and if not there are usually walls at your local YMCA or even at most college rec centers! Rock climbing creates spikes of intense exercise followed by short breaks, which means it burns mega calories. It is also a huge confidence boost and gives you a sense of pride when you conquer the wall!

If you are looking to mix up your workout routine, try mixing in a few of these fun activities.

XOXO, Chels

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How To Keep Your Metabolism Kickin’

Your metabolism is what helps your body burn fat. There are so many easy and healthy ways to keep your metabolism burning all day long that don’t require you to…

Your metabolism is what helps your body burn fat. There are so many easy and healthy ways to keep your metabolism burning all day long that don’t require you to take weird supplements or do anything crazy. It can be as easy as drinking a cup of coffee! Curious? Keep reading.

  1. Start the day strong: If you are a morning coffee drinker like me, then you will like this step. Caffeine in coffee and green tea naturally stimulates your central nervous system, so your daily cup of Joe can help boost your metabolism! Just make sure it is just one cup a day. Also, eating a healthy breakfast with whole grains fuels your metabolism and helps you burn energy all day long. Skipping breakfast is a no-no when it comes to fueling your metabolism.download
  2. Keep your body hydrated: After a fueled morning, keep the day going strong by drinking a lot of water during the afternoon hours. Drinking water aids your body’s fat-burning processes! If you aren’t a huge water fan, add fruit to it to make it taste better. Also, along with drinking a good amount of water, eating a high-protein lunch makes your body work harder to digest the foods, which means burning more calories and boosting your metabolism.
  3. Work it out: An afternoon workout is also a metabolism-boosting essential. Workouts like HIIT (high-intensity interval training) are great because they mix strength training with cardio. You could even go for an afternoon walk before or after lunch to increase your body’s fat-burning levels.
  4. End it on a good note: After a busy, stressful day, give your mind time to wind down. Stress actually slows your metabolism, so try and keep your stress maintained. Also, many studies have linked weight gain to lack of good sleep, so make sure you are getting at least 8 hours of quality zzz’s!

Keeping your metabolism burning all day long really isn’t that tough! These tips are simple and easy to work into your daily routine.

XOXO, Chels

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How To Burn More Fat When You Run

Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I run, my stubborn fat just won’t go away! I recently started discovering a love for running and I am so excited…

Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I run, my stubborn fat just won’t go away! I recently started discovering a love for running and I am so excited to its impact on my health, but sometimes I feel like I’m not seeing results. If you cut out foods that are high in fat and incorporate these tips into your next run, you can kiss that belly fat goodbye!download

  1. Mix up your pace: Interval workouts are a surefire way to boost your metabolism. Instead of running at one set pace for your whole workout, alternate between running at a fast pace for about a minute and then running at a slow pace for 2 and a half minutes.
  2. Turn up the time: Just doing crunches wont trim your waist. You have to put the work and the time in! Every 5 minutes of running at a ten-minute mile pace burns about 45 calories, so think about that during your next run and it will motivate you to go just a bit longer!
  3. Kick up your knees: One way to strengthen your core is to do one minute intervals where you run with high knees. Concentrate on using your abs rather than your leg muscles and get those knees as high as you can!

I cannot wait to use these tips on my next run! I am so ready to kick belly fat to the curb.

XOXO, Chels

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