Take A Hike & Add Intensity

If you're looking for a way to add an exercise component to your weight loss program, a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests taking a brisk walk. Researchers had 14 healthy young men go on hour-long hikes and found that the effort burned a fair amount of calories without triggering hunger sensations.

The Bigger Picture: Not only did study subjects burn off around 2000 calories during their walks, they didn't fall off their diet plan as a result. After you've mastered hiking at a brisk pace, try working some basic calisthenics into your exercise routine. Doing push-ups, sit-ups, squat thrusts and other basic movements will help you increase your level of fitness while burning even more calories.
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