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- Celebrate summer and get moving! Schedule one afternoon a week for the family to play in the yard. By playing a game of tag or chasing your child in circles around the backyard, you not only delight your children, but you also can get your heart rate up and burn some major calories. As Harvard Medical School reports, 30 minutes of running will burn anywhere from 465 to 539 calories in a 155-lb. person. Not only will you get a great workout, your kids will have a blast too while combating childhood obesity.
- Stay hydrated. If your belly feels full, you won’t be as hungry and won’t overeat.
- Exercise before bed. Do you give into cravings while watching TV at night? Try exercising instead. According to a September 2011 study published online in Mol Cell Endocrinol, our circadian system makes us hungriest a few hours before bedtime. But you may feel fuller after working out. A different study in the journal, Metabolism, found that perceived fullness was higher among participants after 12 weeks of aerobic training than before they were exercising. So a brisk walk after dinner each night may make you less likely to snack before bed.