Exercise is extremely beneficial for maintaining good health and promoting longevity, not to mention it’s great for our mental health too. However, for a lot of us, family, career and other responsibilities take up too much time and effort, which cuts into our exercise time. Not all of us can fit in the hour at the gym or yoga class, but this doesn’t mean that you have to give up on exercise completely. It is movement and effort that matters, not what you do at the gym, and there are some great activities that you can do (or have already been doing) that help to burn those calories off. These activities and the number of calories they burn are based on an individual who weighs 155 pounds, so if you weigh less, you need to increase either the time or the intensity. If you weigh more though, you’ll be burning those calories anyway. Do these for an hour or so every day to burn at least 200 calories:
Most of us go grocery shopping at least once a week, so this activity is the perfect exercise to burn away some of those calories. If done correctly, this exercise can burn around 220 calories per hour. To amp it up a little more, start by packing your shopping cart with the heaviest items first so that your stroll is a little more intense through the store. Moreover, if you’re going to be buying heavy objects, go into a deep knee bend squat while lifting them off the floor. If you are rotating and lifting, engage your core and make sure your hip flexors are strong and not overextended.
Clean The House
Cleaning might seem like a chore, but it can be a fantastic exercise when you put your all into it and can burn a minimum of 330 calories per hour. Using a mop and
Walk In The Park
Walking is a wonderful exercise anyway, but did you
Wash The Car
All of us love the automated car wash, but manually washing your car can be good for the environment when done correctly and also helps to burn calories! Just simply washing, rinsing and drying your car can burn 334 calories in a hour, and this isn’t including vacuuming, polishing the interior and cleaning the tires. You can add to this