If you’re interested in increasing your current level of fitness and burning extra calories, simply continue reading to discover 5 simple tasks to incorporate into your everyday life!
5 Tasks that keep you fit:
Climbing flights of stairs
While it may be tempting to catch an elevator, to get to your office or to your desired floor in a multi-level carpark, you can burn calories and increase your fitness level by choosing to climb the stairs instead of catching an elevator.
You may be surprised to read that you can burn between 2-5 calories for every flight of stairs which you climb. With a flight of stairs equalling 12 steps. To increase the total amount of calories burnt, aim to run up each flight of stairs.
Vacuum cleaning your home
Instead of shirking the responsibility of vacuuming cleaning your home to your partner, housemate or children, it’s well worth vacuuming your house yourself as you’ll burn around 90 calories during a 15-minute hoovering session. If you live in a two-storey house, you’ll burn additional calories from carrying your vacuum cleaner up a flight of stairs.
Hand washing your car instead of paying to get it professionally washed
Instead of paying for your car to be professionally washed, you may be interested in hand washing your car as if you hand wash an average sized car, you should burn around 150 calories. As a bonus, your car will be less likely to be scratched, if your hand wash it, rather than driving your car through a drive-thru car wash. So if you like the sound of protecting your car’s paint job and increasing your current level of fitness it’s well worth washing your car, several times per month.
Washing your kitchen and bathroom floors
While getting down on your hands and knees and scrubbing your kitchen and bathroom floors may not sound like much fun, you may be tempted to scrub your floors after learning that you can expect to burn 187 calories by spending half an hour scrubbing your floors.
For a comparison, if you were to spend half an hour walking around your neighborhood, you’d only burn around 120-150 calories. So, washing your kitchen and bathroom floors is a great task to complete on a regular basis if you’re keen on losing weight or maintaining your current weight. You’ll even strengthen your arm muscles in the process.
Painting your walls
If you’re keen on giving your house’s interior walls a new lease on life, it’s well worth investing in a few buckets of paint as the average individual will burn around 170 calories, for each half hour that they spend painting walls. Once you’ve successfully painted your walls and increased your home’s valuation in the process, you may want to consider offering your new found painting skills to your family members and friends. Who may even be open to paying you for your services.
So if you’re looking to increase your current level of fitness, it may not be necessary to spend extra time in the gym as you can easily increase your fitness and lose weight by becoming more active in your everyday life. Always take the stairs, if they’re available and don’t be afraid to redecorate and clean your house and car yourself.