The New Year is right around the corner and you’ve probably been thinking about what your new year’s resolution should be. The Statistic Brain Research Institute discovered that resolving to lose weight is the most popular choice still, and yet seemingly the most difficult to keep throughout the entire year.

About 8% of people who make a resolution actually complete it throughout the year. Making a few subtle changes to your daily routine at home could significantly increase the calories you burn while living your normal life.


Brushing Your Teeth (4 Calories)

Although you may do it every day, the question is always for how long? Studies show that if you brush your teeth the recommended 2 minutes twice a day, it is projected that you will lose 4 calories. This may not seem like a lot, but in addition to the next few time saving activities, you are off to a great start.


Cooking at Home (120 Calories)

There are two simultaneous ways to lose weight by cooking. Making food at home means you get to choose your healthy ingredients. Instead of butter, use olive oil. Use less salt and more naturally salty foods to get the right types of sodium and nutrients. Green vegetables like asparagus or broccoli are great choices and also burn calories while you eat them. Cooking for 45 minutes a day can help you lose close to 120 calories! Now, if you do this more than once, you have done a basic chore and lost 240 calories. This is a simple and fun way to lose weight.


Showering (62 Calories)

Believe it or not just washing your body for 15 minutes burns 62 calories. Much like a steam room, the heat from the shower burns off unnecessary fat. Active movement in the shower also leads to losing calories. Doing this at least once or twice a day will increase your chances of losing weight throughout the year, on top of everything else you are doing.


There are tons of basic activities you can do to increase weight loss and succeeding in your new year’s resolution. If you need tips and tricks on the best ways to brush your teeth that will lead to losing calories, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to set up an appointment.