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FIT TIPS: Keep on moving

With the aim of helping faculty, staff and students "Get Your 150" (minutes of recommended exercise a week) to improve health and wellness, the Gazette and Athletics and Recreation will be offering Fit Tips each week.

We live in a computer-based world, and we can’t always jump up from our desks for a quick jog. Here are a few ways to burn more calories throughout your day:

• Clean up! Move your trashcan away from your desk, so you have to go for a short walk to throw things away.

• Fidget! Simply tapping your foot during your favorite songs throughout the day can help you burn calories.

• Stand tall! If you want to slim down and boost your confidence, good posture is the first step. It will help you burn extra calories.

• Have a giggle! Laughing for 10-15 minutes a day burns an additional 50 calories each day.

• Take the stairs! A person climbing stairs uses around 10 calories per minute.

You don’t have to dramatically reschedule your day to be active. Be creative and you will find new ways to add movement to your whole day.