You don’t always have to spend hours at the gym to burn those calories. There are many ways to burn calories without even trying. Simple daily activities can help you burn even 100 calories. Here are some easy and fun ways to burn calories.
There’s no therapy like retail therapy. Browsing through racks and trying on clothes can really excite you and tire you out at the same time. But the good news is that it will also help burn calories.
Clean your house
Doing house work is one of the best ways to burn those calories. Mopping the floor, doing the dishes and vacuuming the carpet, will help you burn more calories than a cardio session. House work also helps you tone up.
Opt for a basket instead of a trolley while buying groceries
The next time you go grocery shopping, pick a basket instead of a trolley. You will need to put in a lot more effort lifting the basket around but be assured that you will burn up calories too. Apart from this, you will also end up buying only essential goods as it will be easier to carry the basket.
Give your dog a bath
Anyone who owns a dog can tell you that brushing, conditioning and drying a dog – no easy task. If you do this yourself, you will not only be successful bathing your dog but you will also effectively burn calories. Instead of delegating this job, take some time off and do it yourself.
Cycle your way around
Cycling will not only help you burn calories, but it will also help tone your legs.
Take the stairs
Taking the elevator is an easy and sweat-free option but consider the stairs too as it is one of the easiest fitness tricks to implement. If you take the stairs every time even for a few floors, it counts as a workout and can help you burn calories.
Ditch the car
Do you feel the need to drive to a destination that’s a 10 minute walk away? Walking or cycling your way there instead of using the car will really help you burn those calories.
Cook your own meals
Cooking involves a lot of chopping, stirring and standing around. If you’ve been complaining and skipping this chore, you should know that it is an easy way to burn calories while monitoring your meals too.
Whether it’s in your backyard or your balcony, it’s always a good idea to grow your own produce. All that time you spend digging, sowing and caring for your plants will help you burn calories. Sow vegetable seeds so you will have some healthy fresh vegetables to look forward too.