Most of us make promises to ourselves that we will hit the gym or join that yoga class, but unfortunately, we tend to break these promises, and sometimes we fail to maintain consistency which is the key to losing weight. Well, what if I tell you that you could burn calories even without exercising and while you are performing your daily routine task. Surprised? Then read on to know 7 activities that burn a hell lot of calories without exercising.
Walking around the store at a leisurely pace can burn around 200 calories per hour and if you are a power shopper who walks faster than you could burn even more calories. Now, whenever you want to shed that extra weight hit that grocery shop nearby or a mall.
Eating home cooked food is always a good option if you want to stay healthy and avoid the consumption of processed foods. Moreover, cooking can burn up to 75 calories or more in 30 minutes as it involves lots of standing with arm moments for chopping veggies and washing it, So make your kitchen a gym and enjoy while cooking.
Walking is always easy to do, and it can be done anywhere, just put on your sneakers and head out. Depending on your weight, the intensity of your walk and duration of your walk you could burn lots of calories.
Gardening is a perfect way to burn calories as the activities involved in it like digging, planting, watering and so on requires a lot of movement, and you can burn around 140 calories in 30 minutes. Besides it also helps in improving the strength and flexibility of your body.
5. Deep clean your house
Cleaning involves a lot of activities like scrubbing, vacuuming, dusting and mopping. These activities require a lot of body moment which increases your metabolic rate and can burn up to 150 calories or more in 30 minutes depending on the intensity with which you move your body.
Thanks to the research done by the University of Montreal; we now know that men can burn up to 100 calories in a 25-minute session (including foreplay) while women can burn up to 69 calories and the more intensive and longer the session, the more calories you burn.
7. A Bath
A hot bath after a long day is all we want to relax but did you know that soaking in a hot bath for 30 minutes can burn up to 130 calories. So, now you can shed that extra weight by just relaxing.