Burn More With Activities and Chores


Burn More With Activities and Chores

You know that a solid workout burns calories. But you may not realize how many calories you can burn with simple activities and household chores. By fitting in more of these activities on top of your regular workout routine, you can burn more calories. And this can help you manage your weight.

There are many activities you can do on your own. You can also find activities that you can do in a structured, group setting. Here are some options you can try:

  • Walking: Go for a walk on your lunch break or join a local walking group.
  • Dancing: Cut a rug in your living room or sign up for some salsa lessons.
  • Hiking: Hit the trails for an afternoon hike with your friends (or go solo).
  • Playing with your kids: Get your family together for a game of tag.

Aside from these activities, there are many things you can do around the house to break a sweat. Get started with these ideas:

  • Gardening: Plant a bed of flowers in the spring or rake leaves in the fall.
  • Housecleaning: Wash the dishes, mop the floors, or vacuum the carpets.
  • Cleaning the garage: Sweep the garage (ask your spouse for a hand).
  • Washing the car: Get active with a bucket, a hose, and some elbow grease.

When you’re too busy to hit the gym, try to fit in more activities and chores to manage your weight. Not only will this technique help you burn more calories, it can also help you get more done.