Thanks to the various devices and equipment that help calculate the intake and burning of calories we identified thirteen everyday activities that contribute to losing weight. Although weight loss isn’t just about losing calories, with the right diet and a little help from the friendly fibre there is absolutely no goal that’s far-fetched in weight loss.
Here’s what we know:
- Raking leaves = 147 calories
- Singing at work = 149 calories
- Gardening or weeding = 153 calories
- Moving (packing and unpacking) = 191 calories
- Vacuuming = 119 calories
- Cleaning the house = 102 calories
- Playing with the kids (moderate activity level) = 136 calories
- Mowing the lawn = 205 calories
- Strolling = 103 calories
- Watching a horror movie = 120 calories
- Stretching for 30 minutes = 149 calories
- Sitting and watching TV = 40 calories
- Biking to work (on a flat surface) = 220 calories
Surprised? So are we. The average loss of calories may vary from person to person depending on their sleep patterns and weight.
Try Something Spontaneous:
The best way to do this is to reduce the time you spend sitting while adding calorie-burning activities to your daily routine. You could walk down the hall to see a colleague rather than making a phone call or take the stairs instead of an elevator, clean your house instead of calling for help, take your dog out for a stroll or even ride your bike or walk to work rather than driving.
If all these activities are enough to start seeing visible changes around the belly then go for it. If not try out the weight loss program from Good Health Nutrition.