Many of us have no doubt been glued to our televisions this summer, watching exciting sports events such as Euro 2016, Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics! Now’s the time to get in on the action, even if all that swimming, running, and jumping is too vigorous for you. As fall gears up, make the most of it by getting in some fun activities that boost fitness and burn calories.
Here are some approximate average calorie counts for fun, at-home un-workouts:
Go for a bike ride = a light spin for 7 minutes can burn 50 calories.
Vacuum the house = going clean-crazy for 13 minutes uses up to 54 calories,
Dance party = boogie down for 11 minutes and burn up 56 calories.
De-stress with yoga = lightly stretching for 17 minutes burns 50 calories.
Play catch with the kids = toss the ball around for 18 minutes and burn 54 calories.
Mow the lawn = give the grass a haircut for 8 minutes and torch 52 calories.
Wash your car = scrub a dub for 15 minutes and burn 54 calories.
Croquet anyone? = play this lawn game for 20 minutes, shed 57 calories.
Do yard work = weed flowerbeds for 10 minutes to burn 59 calories. (Beautiful blooms are a bonus.)
Badminton challenge! = volley a shuttlecock for 10 minutes to expend 54 calories.
Play with your pet = Fido loves fetch, plus 15 minutes can burn 50 calories for you.
BBQ or cook = fire up the grill, indoors or out, for 25 minutes and use up 57 calories.
After-dinner stroll = a pleasant 12-minute walk in the evening can burn 51 calories.
And for the absolute easiest way to speed up your metabolism and feel the calorie burn? Stand when doing any computing or gaming – one hour burns an extra 37 calories. Shorter standing sessions are fine, too. In fact, we recommend you switch it up after 20-30 minutes of either sitting or standing to get the most health benefits. Or, use our Calorie-Burn Calculator to figure out how an increase in can help you maximize your fitness routine. This is home work all of us can love.