06/26/2014 02:00 pm ET Updated Aug 26, 2014

How You Can Burn More Calories During the Work Day

So you sit at a desk all day and wish there was something you could do to make your weekly routine a little less... sedentary. Especially since you've probably been reading about how excessive time spent sitting is associated with a host of negative health effects--even if you exercise regularly.

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That and maybe you're trying to lose a little bit of extra weight too, which you know (in addition to eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet) requires that you increase your daily activity levels. But how can you boost the amount you move around (and as a result the amount of calories you burn) throughout the day when most of it is spent sitting behind a desk?

Ways You Can Burn More Calories During the Work Day

It might be easier than you think. We can't help you find a way to quit your job and pursue a more active career path, but we can offer some helpful tips and tricks that will maximize your time so you can move as much as possible no matter how busy your work day might be.

Just promise us you won't forget the most important thing about health and fitness: there are no shortcuts to success. No matter what your goal is, you have to put in the hard work if you want to achieve it.

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That being said, think of these tips as exercise extras; little things you can do every day and that if performed as habits over time, will add up to big changes in your overall health and fitness.

-Katie Rosenbrock, The Active Times

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