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How To Burn Calories: 1 Odd Trick To Make It More Effective
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How to Burn Calories: 1 Odd Trick to Make it More Effective

This one obscure trick doesn’t depend on how much you exercise or how much you eat healthy foods. You can use this trick on any exercise program that you apply to yourself, in order to get significant results.

I will feature a research conducted by Harvard University on at least 80 hotel room cleaning attendants coming from various hotels. This research was also described in the book of Richard Wiseman entitled “59 Seconds”.

If you have observed the work of a hotel room cleaning attendant, you’ll know that their scrubbing, vacuuming, pushing and pulling, and lifting things inside the hotel room, during cleaning period, are very good for their health. What’s more, this cleaning period happens so fast it will only take 25 minutes or less per hotel room. In an average day at work, a room attendant can easily clean 15 hotel rooms.

These hotel maids have led such an active lifestyle that they became the center of this study. Did they know that their work is actually good for their health, lowers their blood pressure, and helps them lose weight? What the researchers did was to divide the group into two.

Group 1. This group was well informed of the huge health benefits of their work, as to how many calories they burn in their daily scrubbing, vacuuming, lifting objects, and so on. The researchers made sure that these hotel maids were well aware of the benefits by giving them handouts and daily posters. Nothing was altered in their eating habits and practices (whether they smoke or drink alcohol).

Group 2. This group was never informed that their work was actually giving them tremendous health benefits. Most certainly they were not given a hint as to how much calories they burn each day while performing their daily routines as room attendants. And also nothing was altered in their eating habits and practices.

Before the test begun, both groups were physically examined for various health tests, plus weight-ins. And they were told to follow their usual eating habits and practices, and their hotel managers made sure they had the usual work load.

Four weeks have passed and the results were in!

Group 1. This group gave significant improvements:

  • reduced body fat
  • lowered blood pressure and body mass index
  • lowered waist-to-hip ratio

Group 2. This group showed none of the significant improvements discovered in group 1.

Surprising huh! A classic placebo effect working at its best.

Now, you can apply the same technique to your workout and daily nutrition. If you can list down the number of calories that you burn by performing your favorite exercises and pin it where you can see it, I’m sure you’ll have more consistent results. Another thing that helps is believing that exercise can really give you a stronger and healthier body.

This technique also applies to your daily nutrition, if you actively think that the healthy foods you eat will make you leaner, stronger, and healthier. I believe this mindset will also help you avoid junk food.


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This definitely works for me! Bring it on! Finally an exercise regime I can cope with .... keeping busy and believing it's good for me! Oh, and I will attest to your last point. I find listening to my body has a big impact on what I end up eating.

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  about 7 years ago

I wish I could do exercises Lemuel, I have to limit it to walking or biking. Good article.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Shawn. I think walking or biking would be sufficient. Biking gives you strong knees and very good balance. Average burned calories per 1 mile of walking is 100, while, biking average burned calories is 259 per hour. These are good numbers.

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  about 7 years ago

I agree Lemuel. I used to be very active in sports, I played and coached Hockey for many years, but since a car accident my back and neck no longer tolerate any kind of jarring, so I am very limited.

  
  about 7 years ago
  

Yeah, injuries can really limit the body. So, you were also active in sports before. That's nice to know. I actually like watching hockey because it's like football to me. I like the intensity of the game, as well as, the teamwork involved.

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  about 7 years ago

great..

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Jesse.

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  about 7 years ago

Good Article Lemuel

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Sherry.

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  about 7 years ago

Lemuel, The mind is an awesome thing. You're right, with the right attitude you can accomplish a lot

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  about 7 years ago
  

I agree. This positive thinking can also be applied in everything we do. it's really obscure. :) I had a lot of experiences in football where we won the game at the last minute. When strengths of players are about the same, sometimes the positive minds can determine victory.

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  about 7 years ago

Lemuel, The power of awareness and information! Thanks for a great article again. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 7 years ago
  

Hello and welcome. Yeah, it's amazing how the mind can inspire the body, and how information can play a big role in it. In the fitness manual, this positive thinking is under self-motivation category. Thanks for the comment.

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  about 7 years ago

You're welcome. I'm guessing a wee bit more went into each day's movements. Just from positive thinking changing an attitude that got legs lifting higher, arms moving more, between each task of work.

  
  about 7 years ago

Good stuff! I'll pass this link to my sister who's trying to shed kilos. Thanks

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Kim. I've just improved the article.

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  about 7 years ago

Interesting article and subject...thaks

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  about 7 years ago
  

You're welcome Kevin. Thanks for visiting.

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  about 7 years ago
C4rmen  

Nice mind trickery you have written about it. If it works, all the better! By the way I am still enjoying your tips on losing belly fat while driving AND the time crunch style of weight loss :)

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  about 7 years ago
  

That's good Carmen. The handy exercises are fun and a lot of my friends like them too. Adding a positive mind to every exercise will surely give better results. I actually jog alone every morning knowing that after 1 hour I'll be burning almost 800 calories, and this inspires me to eat a lot of food - my friends who are not in sports couldn't believe my enormous appetite. But my secret is eating healthy foods.

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  about 7 years ago

Good article on health and fitness, Lemuel. It is intriguing how powerful the mind is.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Georgia. It's amazing how the mind can influence the body.

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  about 7 years ago
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