Now that everyone's essentially 'stuck' at home due to the lockdown, we're all trying to pass the time in the most productive ways possible. And if there's one thing all you fitness freaks out there must be missing, it has to be going to the gym. Working out has become an essential part of many people's lives. It helps keep you fit and also ensures your health stays in good condition. Which is why the lockdown may have made things a tad bit difficult for you. But who says that you can't burn just as many calories while you're at home? Here are some household chores that might actually help burn more calories than the exercises you opt for at the gym.
- Sweeping: Did you know that sweeping your floors could help burn about 161 calories per hour? Make sure to rotate your shoulders while you sweep the dust off that floor and opt for a semi-squat position when you sweep under surfaces like your bed and tables. It'll help engage your shoulders and knees in the process.
- Making your bed: Making your bed can apparently help you burn about 138 calories per hour. When you start pulling the sheets to the sides to tuck them in, do so using side lunges and hold that position for about 20-30 seconds. This workout can work wonders to tone your thighs.
- Washing clothes: Of course, we mean washing your clothes manually and not in a washing machine. This can easily help you burn around 320 calories per hour. Make sure to be in a squatting position while you do this and ensure that both your hands are getting an equal workout. This will help tone your quad and calf muscles.
- Dusting: Dusting can help you burn as many as 166 calories per hour so pick up that duster and get to work! Make sure that you do a few abdominal and stomach stretches whenever you lean into the corners to get rid of all the dust from there. This will help ensure that your core remains strong.
Well, now that you know just how many calories you can burn by doing household chores, what are you waiting for? Get to work! Stay tuned for more updates.