Who knew just being you could do a body good? It turns out
that the stuff ya do day in and day out burns way more calories that you ever
thought possible. A no-sweat sweat sesh? Yep, that’s totally our speed!
Do this: Yuk it
up with your best babes.
Why? Because 15
minutes of laughing burns around 40 calories. And it’s great for your abs.
Do this: Get in
some quality practice time on your instrument of choice. Hello, first seat!
Why? Because an
hour of practice can burn anywhere from 118 calories (cello) to over 230
Do this: Bike to
your friends’ house, the pharmacy, your job, school…
Why? Because 30
minutes of biking at a decent pace burns 237 calories. Yes!
Do this: Take the
kids outside to play the next time you babysit.
depending on the activity you pick, you could be laughing your way to burning
up to 600 calories an hour. And earning money for it!
Do this: Grab the
leash and take Fido for a ramble.
walking the dog can burn 236 calories an hour. Amp it up by adding a rousing
game of fetch.
Do this: Start
studying early for next week’s huge history test.
Why? Sitting down
and working burns 80 calories an hour. Not too shabby, right?
Do this: Clean
folding clothes, dusting and vacuuming burn 72, 80 and 56 calories in 30
Do this: Tag
along when Mom heads to the grocery store, and volunteer to push the cart
Why? Because an
hour of chugging up and down the aisles burns 243 calories. And you get to
decide what’s on the dinner menu.
Do this: Help Dad
Why? Because slicing and dicing for 30 minutes burns 74 calories.
Do this: Throw
yourself an impromptu dance party before hitting the books.
Why? Because 10
minutes of aerobic dance burns 53 calories.
Do this: Get a
good night’s sleep
Why? Because a
solid eight hours of shut-eye burns 360 calories. Not bad!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/24/2013 11:42:00 AM
POSTED IN fitness, get fit fast, lazy girl's workouts