Watch less television
62 percent of people enrolled in the NWCR reported they watch less than ten hours of TV per week, and there’s research to support the fact that cutting the amount of time you spend in front of the small screen can be beneficial for your waistline. In fact, a University of Vermont study found that overweight participants who reduced their TV time by just 50 percent burned an additional 119 calories a day on average. Though that might not sound like much, it adds up to an impressive twelve-pound annual loss! Maximize those results by multitasking while you watch. Even light household tasks will further bump up your caloric burn, and it’s better to keep your hands busy with dishes or laundry as opposed to calorie-packed snacks.