I recently read that some everyday activities and chores can burn a significant number of calories. Is there any truth to that? I get a little lazy in the summer, so I could use all the help I can get!
Burn, Baby, Burn
It’s true! Plenty of summer activities double as calorie burners. Slather on some sunscreen, and add these warm-weather activities to your routine...
Just Another Summer Day
Time to have some fun outdoors! Go for a walk, splash around in the pool, hit the trails for a hike, or hop on a bike. Too hot outside? Do some Housewalking
240 calories per hour
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385 calories per hour
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The Upside of Yard Work
Even small chores add up to calories burned. Give your lawn an hour of your time doing the following activities -- you'll have a spiffy yard and burn about 300 calories!
Pulling weeds: 70 calories for 15 minutes
Trimming trees and shrubs: 70 calories for 15 minutes
Pushing a lawn mower: 160 calories per half hour
Summer is full of cookouts, barbecues, and block parties… so make the most of 'em. Don't just hang around the chip bowl yapping with your neighbors -- get some games going!
Playing Frisbee: 90 calories per half hour
Casual volleyball game: 90 calories per half hour
Playing basketball (shooting hoops): 160 calories per half hour
While on Vacation
You'll spend lots of time relaxing, but vacations are also a great time to get in some fun activities you wouldn't normally do!
Kayaking: 315 calories per hour
Snorkeling: 305 calories per hour
Fishing (while standing): 190 calories per hour
Dancing: 295 calories per hour
HG Heads Up:
The figures in this email are estimates for a 150-pound person. To calculate these numbers based on your exact weight, use a fitness calculator like this one by MyFitnessPal
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