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15 ways to burn calories & be productive during lockdown

Covid pandemic has changed our lifestyles big time. It induced a more relaxing situation and restricted us from having any physical activity. All feared getting fat and found new ways to burn those calories. So, here are some ways by which you will burn calories and will have fun. 

By giving your mother a hand in the house chores.

The different house chores which burn calories are listed below:

Move around the house and do house chores

Agree, watching the screen is fun, but you can also spend a few hours on the sofa (or bed). Isolation may also occur within 21 days. It is crucial to stretch and exercise muscles when you are busy. During activities that are not active, such as watching TV. Get up and do some moves before starting the next episode. Take control of your posture. Remember back problems are very commonly contracted if you do not have the right posture.

Sweeping the floor

Sweeping the floor can exercise arms and legs well. If you do this for about an hour, you can burn about 174 calories (for women) and 204 calories (for men).

Do dusting

Sweeping the flooring can supply your legs and arms with a great workout but on the other hand, if you brush for around one hour, you may burn anywhere around 174 calories (women) and 204 calories (men).

Organize your bedroom

Because leisure time requires the organization of your room, when you clean the room, you burn a lot of calories. You can change the sheets, clean up the dust, and even change the atmosphere in the room.

Do the dishes

Hand washing dishes can help you burn a considerable number of calories. If you want to burn more calories, try standing instead of sitting. Men burn around 58 calories and women around 49 calories doing it.

Water the plants

Watering plants has therapeutic value & it can also help burn calories to a good extent. What are you waiting for? It’s time to go to the garden. Men burn around 66 calories and women around 57 by doing so.

Wash your car

Though you do not should move everywhere at this time, however, it is a great possibility to smooth your vehicle and make it shine. Men burn around 89 calories and women somewhere around 76 by washing a car.

Laundry

Doing laundry is inevitable and it would be a shock to some that you can also burn 72 calories while doing laundry. 

Iron clothes

Ironing for 30 minutes can burn about 70 calories and regulate upper body muscles. Stand directly on the ironing board and press hard. Change the arm from time to time to avoid over-development of the arm.

Run up the staircase

It does not matter if you live in a bungalow or an apartment, you can use powerful cardio equipment at home, namely stairs. According to the reports, more than 800 calorie may be burned in one hour up and down the stairs. However, you must maintain a good condition to last this long. So be careful of your restrictions, even if you go back and forth several times a day is important.

Stand up while video chatting

The relaxation of some quarantine restrictions means that we can now reunite with our family to a certain extent; however, the trend of video chats on platforms such as Zoom, WhatsApp, Google Meet and Skype may continue for some time. You can stand up and burn calories while talking. According to one of the report’s data, standing for an hour can burn 100 to 200 calories while sitting for the same time can burn 60 to 130 calories. 

Laugh

You may not want to laugh now. Despite what has happened in the world, good laughter has many benefits besides its emotional impact and some even say that laughter is better than drugs. According to a report, it was found that laughing for 10-15 minutes a day can burn 10 to 40 calories, which is a new meaning of the word “belly laughing.”

Gardening

There are a lot of gardening chores to do at this time of the year, and if you get rid of them, you can really sweat. According to one of the data collecting agencies, weeding and planting flowers will burn 200 to 400 calories per hour when mowing the lawn. It can help you reduce 250 to 350 extra calories per hour. You can replace your gardening tools with hand tools for better exercise; it will take longer to complete, but your waistline will thank you!

Tai chi

As a form of meditation, when people think of activities that can help them lose weight, they don’t immediately think of Tai Chi, but it is said that this slow and elegant Chinese martial arts can burn nearly 300 calories per hour. Chi has many other benefits; it can help improve muscle strength, balance, cognitive function, and even extend life expectancy.

Dancing

Those of us who participated in dance classes and groups were disappointed by the cancellation of classes due to the coronavirus but fear no more. You can practice dance through YouTube. Dancing can help you burn about 300-800 calories per hour. Zumba and belly dancing are the most effective and can also have a positive impact on the nervous system.

Do simple workouts

Staying healthy is not easy, but it is possible. There are some simple exercises at home to burn calories and stretch muscles. They include; jumping, push-ups, crunches, and bench presses. Make sure to drink enough water to stay hydrated.

Cooking

In the Covid-19 pandemic, cooking was the new found interest of many as food from outside wasn’t available. Here is a fun fact, cooking burns about 150 calories per hour! Cooking by yourself can burn half of the dinner!

Massage

Who doesn’t love a massage? An hour of massage can burn calories up to 230 calories which is almost equivalent to one hour of lightweight training.

Playing

Playing is fun and an hour of intense playtime kills up to 270 calories which is really entertaining & refreshing at the same time as well.

Relax and sleep well

Yes, you read it right. You can burn up to 200 calories with a sound and a full night’s sleep.

Typing

By spending an hour over typing on your desktop can help you burn 100 calories per hour that are equivalent to skipping rope for 10 minutes.

Stretch and Relax

Stretching and relaxing, or 30 minutes of light yoga exercise, can burn about 100 calories. It can also help increase the range of motion of the joints, relieve stress, and improve quality of life. 

Play Ping pong

When was the last time you picked up a racket to play table tennis? If you only play for 20 minutes, you will burn about 100 calories. Your hand-eye coordination will also improve. Choose a talented opponent and you will burn more calories; vigorous table tennis can be a demanding aerobic exercise. Go to the table tennis club for a fun evening or hang out with friends.

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