Sunday, May 04, 2014

PASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS TIPS FOR GAMERS

So you want to play games all day long and eat chips at the same time - hmm - remind me not to share that greasy controller with you. Anyway that eating-while-gaming idea will work wonders to you figure and by the time people start to mistake you as a couch it is time to act. Here are some brilliantly passive ways for gamers to lose some weight.

PLAY GAMES STANDING

This should be no-brainer as sitting and playing will first make your muscles go Johnny Winter and then you get horrible back pains. Having no muscles also makes you use less energy, which in turn tanks you up with fat. If you stand and play you can make this vicious circle to spin the other way around. Grow and maintain muscles, which use more energy and burn away excess fat... and no more fat man's back pains.

LOWER THE ROOM TEMPERATURE

I bet you will find it quite surprising that we use more energy to keep our bodies warm than to other activities combined (unless you do heavy physical work or exercise extremely often). When the temperature falls our body works harder to maintain normal temperature. A good standard for video game room temperature is such that you get light chills in normal indoor clothing. You also save money in the process unless of course you happen to live in a hot climate then lowering the room temperature eats into your electricity bill.  

SUBSTITUTE SWEET DRINKS WITH ICE WATER
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This is a super strong passive weight loss method with requires no extra effort (unless you have helplessly out of control habit of binge drinking sweet sodas, in that case you do need to fight to show willpower) and saves you money. Yes, drinking cold or icy water makes your body work harder to maintain normal temperature hence increase in energy consumption.

PLACE FOOD SOMEWHERE FAR

Playing video games can demand very little from your physique and you get a tingling feeling reminding you to do something with your body. For most gamers the choice is easy - just some candy, chocolate, chips and other easy to eat treats to keep the good old temple of your soul ticking.

COMPLEMENT TREATS WITH HEALTHY SNACKS

Substituting treats with healthy snacks is much harder to do than giving up Mountain Dew and drinking water instead. Here I would just like to suggest that you add some rice cakes to your snack food mix. Eat rice cookies between treats and fill your stomach with light calories. Use the ones without salt and avoid strokes.
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