Burning calories doesn’t always have to be a sweaty affair in the gym or at a boot camp. There are other exciting ways to get that perfect number on the scale. Some of these activities are just simple tasks that you can incorporate in your everyday life. They may not burn as many calories as a typical workout but these routes are fantastic ways to stay in shape without trying hard.
Here are 10 fun and easy ways to lose as many as 200 calories.1
They say, pushing a loaded cart for 45 minutes helps burn 117 calories. Take advantage of this piece of information. Go, put on a comfortable shoe and head off to the biggest grocery store in town. Plan to spend an hour or two walking the aisles and finding things.
Instead of potluck, organize a dance party. Invite your girl friends over to your house for a fun-filled afternoon. Plug in some chart-bursting numbers and groove your way from flab to fit.
Remember how much fun skipping used to be? Well…buy a skipping rope and re-live the good old memories. Skipping is also a great cardio workout, and a vigorous one helps burns around 200 calories in just 15 minutes!
Put on your shorts, a pair of gloves, some sunscreen and get set to clean your car inside out. Scrubbing, washing, waxing, vacuuming and straightening the insides are great workouts to tone your arms and tighten your abs.
A great way to stay fit is by doing something you enjoy, like a game of badminton. Invite a mate over for a game…show your moves and hit it hard. Smacking a shuttlecock is also a fun way to relieve stress after a hard day’s work.
Walking alone can be boring sometimes, and friends aren’t always available. So, take your doggie instead. Leash up and take him to a near by park. Walk, run, stretch, play…do whatever it takes to please him because you’ll be rewarded too.
Meet up with a bunch of friends at a bowling alley for chitchat and a friendly game. If you stay away from beer and nachos, you will definitely lose as many as 170 calories in just an hour!
Switch on your Nintendo and indulge in a game of boxing or tennis, or dance away to games like Just Dance and Dance Central. Now that’s a great reason to get off your couch! Just 30 minutes and it helps burn 200 cals!
Let the garden do all the talking this season. Spread fertilizer. Prune the hedges. Trim your flowerbeds. Plant some more flowers. Move around in the yard, and in just one hour you’ll see the difference. An improved yard, and a lighter you.
Vacuum. Sweep. Dust. Lift. Push. Pull. Bend. Do all you can to transform a dirty house into a clean house. At the end of your session, you would have not only got yourself a fresh-smelling, germ-free living space but also burnt a few calories.