Chewing gum. It burns 11 calories an hour - if you can chew it an hour.
Desk exercises like leg lifts. Lift and hold for two seconds. Then switch legs.
A desk dip. Put your hands on your chair's armrests and lift your body. Then lower yourself to almost sitting, and lift again.
Stretch your arms above your head, and alternate reaching high.
Desk chair twist. Turn your head to the right and body to the left, then alternate.
You can even do desk pushups. Push your chair back, leaning on a strong desk and doing a little push up.
Exercise without going to the gym
HOUSTON Would you believe it's actually good to stand in long lines like those airport lines this week? Standing burns 36 more calories per hour than sitting. And we found other easy ways to burn calories besides standing in line. These are all just for folks who don't like to exercise. "The main thing you want to do is keep moving, because keep moving burns the calories," said Dr. Grant Fowler with UT Health. So here are some ways to keep moving with no gym, no workout clothes, no sweat:
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