If your middle name isn’t tae-bo, relax. You don’t have to be like Billy Blanks (although he’s very motivating) to get the body shape you want. Exercise exists however we choose to burn substantial calories. So get creative and start moving!
Instead of hiring someone to clean the entire house each week, try cleaning one room a day. Your home will not only thank you but your body will benefit too. Although scrubbing the toilet seems less than appealing and gross at the very least you’ll give your triceps and forearms a workout (if it’s done in the proper way). When your wood furniture is crying for attention, give it back its luster and polish it. Whether you polish or scrub an item you’ve just burnt about 30 calories. Cleaning the entire bathroom or dining room will shave off approximately 150 calories for an hour’s worth of exercise.
If you can’t walk and chew gum simultaneously, try. A brisk walk an hour a day will take off about 200 to 300 calories for an average-sized adult. Chewing gum for the same amount of time will burn 11 calories. If you’d like to try jogging instead of a walk, this activity burns off the equivalent of one sensible meal at approximately 400 calories.
When you’re planning to move into a new place nearby consider that packing all of your boxes will take up energy and may shed a few unwanted pounds. Many people wrap their valuables in newspaper and pack their boxes that way. Preparing to move (and depending on how many items you have) it can burn over 400 calories.
The next time your siblings need a babysitter for the kids, it might be fun and you’ll be burning the same number of calories in a small, non-fat milk chai latte beverage (about 170 calories). However if the children are more active and want to play outside, you’ll be burning 500 calories.