Have to skip your workout because you got off later than usual and you have a growling belly to quiet? No problem – it’s time to cook!
Too often, you may write off moving during the day because you weren’t able to get a traditional work out in, but that just doesn’t make sense!
Sneak in those extra moves between tasks. I think the Fit Bit obsession and its grow to fame has been useful to show how many steps you can get in each day just by making simple swaps like parking farther away, taking the stairs or getting up every hour to take a brisk quick walk. But back to cooking…
Obviously you are getting less added calories when you cook for yourself, you know exactly what you are putting in your body and each ingredient. But it can even extend beyond that! Burn calories while cooking too…win, win!
Cooking can serve as a great mini exercise. Torch major calories by whisking, beating, and chopping in the kitchen. Cardio kicks in once you begin racing from the refrigerator to the stove to the cutting board. While you’re waiting for that water to boil why not rev up that heart rate and do a wall sit or some lunges?
Burn more calories by rigorously stirring versus using a blender, hand chop versus using a grater. How fast can you chop that onion? How smooth can you beat that batter?
Complete your Cooking Workout by offering to do those dishes and scrub scrub away!
Who else participates in the Cooking Workout?