Activities that Burn Calories at Home

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Having a hard time to lose weight? Want to burn those calories in your body? Here are 10 simple methods to burn calories at home without even going to the gym for a workout. These simple family activities are workouts that we usually perform at home, at work or outdoor without even realize that we are burning calories every day.

Don't Waste Money In the Gym!

Are you thinking of doing some exercise in the gym to burn up more calories? Now you don't have to pay extra money to burn your calories. Just put a good use of these burning calories exercise at home to kill 2 birds with one stone.

By increasing your physical activities such as a brisk walk or doing regular household chores at home are the best exercise regime that could benefit your health, fitness and best of all, at no cost.

You don’t just lose weight more easily but improve your muscular strength, maintain mobility and keep your house clean, neat and tidy.

These small daily house chore activities may also lower your cholesterol and blood pressure while at the same time, help you to get in shape.

Wash Your Window- burns 200 calories per hour

If your house window are high, large and there are at least 10 of them, well rest assured that you will be using lots of energy and sweating from head to toe.

Window washing helps you to stretch out your chest, broaden your shoulders, strengthen your back and exercise your leg muscles especially when you try to reach those top edge corners of dirty, dusty windows.

Isn't it nice to see your windows sparkling clean after a hard day work?

Vacuum the floor- burns 165 calories

Vacuuming can be noisy and you need physical strength to pull the vacuum cleaner wherever you go.

You also need to move the furniture aside so that you could vacuum all the dusty corners and putting back the furniture to the original position is another chore too.

Hence, vacuuming task helps you to work out your biceps, back and arms while moving constantly. Do not bend your back too low as you may sprain back muscles.

Dust the cupboards- burns 160 calories

Dusting the top shelf of the wardrobe, cupboard, kitchen cabinets and display racks encourage you to walk frequently, moving the triceps muscle.

Dusting away the dust and spider webs with feather duster or damp rags, helps you to move your shoulders, stretch out your chest as you try to reach those dusty shelves.

However, do use a mask or face towel to cover up your nose , prevent the dust and germs from triggering your nose allergy.

Plant flowers and vegetables in your garden-burns 266 calories

Treat gardening as one of your hobbies. It is a wonderful way to burn up your calories while you beautify your garden.

When you plant some new seedlings of vegetables or flowers into flowerpots, you will be performing some squatting and standing up exercises which help you to tone up your abs muscles, legs and back too.

However, do not squat too long because it may strain your knee cap and result to muscle cramps. Do not bend your back when you intend to carry the flower pots because your head will be facing downwards. This incorrect position will induce to dizziness, blurred vision, headaches and increase blood pressure.

You should squat down, use both hands to hold the flower pot sides and count to 3 before standing up slowly.

Wash and hang Your Laundry- burns 165 calories

Nowadays, most people use the convenience of washing machine to wash their laundry.

If you want to burn more calories, wash your laundry by hand, lots of scrubbing, rinsing and wringing the clothes with your strength, you will release lots of sweat and exercise your abs too.

As you hang your laundry out on the laundry line, you will exercise your legs as you walk, shoulders and arms when you wrung up clothes loose, stretch out your chest and back as you use your energy to tug and pull up the laundry.

It is best to hang out your laundry in the morning because morning sun does not give you any sunburn compare to afternoon scorching sun.

Push your child on the swing in the park- burns 200 calories

Isn’t it wonderful to see your child giggling happily as you push him on the swing while you work out your body at the same time?

Do not stand at the same position too long because you might have a backache instead.

Move your steps back and forth, change your position regularly. You can sometimes stand behind him, beside him or in front of him.

When you stand beside your child, make sure that he doesn’t slip off his seat and both hands hold firmly onto the chains of the swing.

By moving your steps, you work out your legs muscle, triceps and hips area. Pushing the swing with your arms help you to stretch out the chest, bend the elbow and arms like the door hinges.

Enjoy pushing your child on a swing when the weather is cool and breezy, evening time is the best option.

Read another article about burning calories at home

Do you know that playing with your kids and dancing to your favorite music could help you to lose weight too? Read this article; Activities that Burn Calories at Triond. There are some unexpected activities which you may not realized helped you in a great deal.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
30th Nov 2012 (#)

Good tips for general health too although I would not expect to lose lots of weight this way. Walking your dog is also a good way to burn calories.

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author avatar peachpurple
30th Nov 2012 (#)

Yes, I do agree that walking your dog helps you by pulling yr arms straight and yanking yr body forwards. Chasing the dog is another good workout!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks for giving due credit to the humdrum daily work schedule that we cannot avoid. We can also conserve the time and cost going to the gym - siva

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author avatar peachpurple
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

@siva, Thanks for reading my article. Yup, why waste money at the gym unless you have a maid at home to do the house hold chores...

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