生活中不知不觉地减掉脂肪
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ENJOYING A SMOOCH 
 
Maybe you haven't spent significant amounts of time kissing since you were a teenager, and these days you'd rather sleep than smooch. But if passion for your partner isn't enough motivation, consider the fact that kissing and hugging can take inches off your waistline. 
 
If it's really passionate1, according to health expert Professor Bryant Stamford of Hanover College, Indiana, a good snog can burn up to two calories a minute. 
 
So it might be worth greeting your partner with more than the usual brief, peck on the cheek. 
 
Calories burned per hour: Up to 120
 
Equivalent exercise: A 20 minute run 
 
TRYING ON CLOTHES 
 
Carting armfuls of clothes in and out of the changing room, struggling into tight polo necks and out of pencil skirts, marching determinedly2 from one shop to the next and back again - it's just as exhausting as a trip to the gym and, hurrah3, just as good for you. 
 
According to a recent survey by Debenhams, the average woman burns 385 calories looking for the perfect outfit4, taking an average of 7,305 steps. 
 
Calories burned per hour: Up to 130 
 
Equivalent exercise: 20 push-ups 
 
COOKING DINNER 
 
You probably do it every night without thinking about it. 
 
And while shoving a ready meal in the microwave won't burn much off, an hour's chopping, lifting, stirring and blending will give you a decent mini-workout, plus the satisfaction that you've earned the meal you're about to eat. 
 
Calories burned per hour: 150 to 240 
 
Equivalent exercise: A half-hour jog 
 
A SUPERMARKET DASH 
 
Just doing the weekly shop can burn calories faster than Jessica Ennis-Hill can say ‘heptathlon'. 
 
As your trolley5 fills up, you're effectively doing resistance training, firming up arms, legs and torso. Piling your trolley with heavy items first - tins, bottles and potatoes - intensifies6 the workout. 
 
Calories burned per hour: Up to 200 with a heavy shop 
 
Equivalent exercise: 40 minutes of badminton 
 
A LONG, HOT BATH 
 
Sinking gently into a hot bath is all about relaxing and singing along to Radio 2, not dieting, surely? 
 
Not so: a Loughborough University study revealed that a steamy bath of 40c can melt away 140 calories (that's a significant 7 percent of a daily allowance of 2,000), and that sitting in one for an hour causes an 80 percent increase in energy expenditure7, lowering blood glucose8 levels as a result. 
 
Calories burned per hour: Up to 140 
 
Equivalent exercise: 15 minutes' vigorous swimming 
 
HAVING A GOOD LAUGH 
 
It's hard to believe that sitting in the cinema watching the Ab Fab movie could do you as much good as a post-work circuit of the gym, but laughter is a full-body experience that can leave you as exhausted9 as a treadmill10 session. 
 
Research from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, published in the International Journal of Obesity11, found that just 15 minutes of good, hard laughing a day will burn up to 40 calories - enough to drop 4 lb of excess weight a year.
 
Try laughing little and often, whether it's during a phone call with your best friend, or watching a DVD of your favourite comedian12
 
Calories burned per hour: Up to 160 
 
Equivalent exercise: Half an hour of physically demanding gardening


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1 passionate rLDxd     
adj.热情的,热烈的,激昂的,易动情的,易怒的,性情暴躁的
参考例句:
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
2 determinedly f36257cec58d5bd4b23fb76b1dd9d64f     
adv.决意地;坚决地,坚定地
参考例句:
  • "Don't shove me,'said one of the strikers, determinedly. "I'm not doing anything." “别推我,"其中的一个罢工工人坚决地说,"我可没干什么。” 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • Dorothy's chin set determinedly as she looked calmly at him. 多萝西平静地看着他,下巴绷得紧紧的,看来是打定主意了。 来自名作英译部分
3 hurrah Zcszx     
int.好哇,万岁,乌拉
参考例句:
  • We hurrah when we see the soldiers go by.我们看到士兵经过时向他们欢呼。
  • The assistants raised a formidable hurrah.助手们发出了一片震天的欢呼声。
4 outfit YJTxC     
n.(为特殊用途的)全套装备,全套服装
参考例句:
  • Jenney bought a new outfit for her daughter's wedding.珍妮为参加女儿的婚礼买了一套新装。
  • His father bought a ski outfit for him on his birthday.他父亲在他生日那天给他买了一套滑雪用具。
5 trolley YUjzG     
n.手推车,台车;无轨电车;有轨电车
参考例句:
  • The waiter had brought the sweet trolley.侍者已经推来了甜食推车。
  • In a library,books are moved on a trolley.在图书馆,书籍是放在台车上搬动的。
6 intensifies ea3e6fadefd6a802a62d0ef63e69bace     
n.(使)增强, (使)加剧( intensify的名词复数 )v.(使)增强, (使)加剧( intensify的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • A clear atmosphere intensifies the blue of the sky. 纯净的空气使天空变得更蓝。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Blowing on fire intensifies the heat. 吹火使热度加强。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 expenditure XPbzM     
n.(时间、劳力、金钱等)支出;使用,消耗
参考例句:
  • The entry of all expenditure is necessary.有必要把一切开支入账。
  • The monthly expenditure of our family is four hundred dollars altogether.我们一家的开销每月共计四百元。
8 glucose Fyiyz     
n.葡萄糖
参考例句:
  • I gave him an extra dose of glucose to pep him up.我给他多注射了一剂葡萄糖以增强他的活力。
  • The doctor injected glucose into his patient's veins.医生将葡萄糖注入病人的静脉。
9 exhausted 7taz4r     
adj.极其疲惫的,精疲力尽的
参考例句:
  • It was a long haul home and we arrived exhausted.搬运回家的这段路程特别长,到家时我们已筋疲力尽。
  • Jenny was exhausted by the hustle of city life.珍妮被城市生活的忙乱弄得筋疲力尽。
10 treadmill 1pOyz     
n.踏车;单调的工作
参考例句:
  • The treadmill has a heart rate monitor.跑步机上有个脉搏监视器。
  • Drugs remove man from the treadmill of routine.药物可以使人摆脱日常单调的工作带来的疲劳。
11 obesity Dv1ya     
n.肥胖,肥大
参考例句:
  • One effect of overeating may be obesity.吃得过多能导致肥胖。
  • Sugar and fat can more easily lead to obesity than some other foods.糖和脂肪比其他食物更容易导致肥胖。
12 comedian jWfyW     
n.喜剧演员;滑稽演员
参考例句:
  • The comedian tickled the crowd with his jokes.喜剧演员的笑话把人们逗乐了。
  • The comedian enjoyed great popularity during the 30's.那位喜剧演员在三十年代非常走红。
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