Most of us feel that getting in shape requires exhaustive workouts and strict diets. While in reality, we can get rid of excess weight using surprisingly easy methods like sitting in front of the TV – you just have to pick the right movie.
Here are 7 unusual ways to stay in shape and burn those calories:
Housework becomes way more appealing if you keep in mind that it helps keep your body fit. 30 minutes of ordinary cleaning burns around 85 calories which are equal to a 15-minute abdominal workout. And a thorough cleaning consumes almost 170 calories.
Singing involves many different muscles and is a great workout. To get rid of 100 calories, you need to complete one hour of singing or 15 minutes of intensive push-ups. This could be the best time to sign up for that singing competition.
Shopping is more exhausting than you can imagine. First, it lasts for more than 2-3 hours. Second, your bags turn your stroll into a workout with weights. A three-hour shopping trip equals a one-hour stationary bike training that burns 500 calories!
This method will help you lose over 60 calories if you kiss for an hour. You’ll lose the same amount of calories if you have a fast 5-minute run. And if you add some passion to your kisses, the number of calories burned will grow to up to 90! Of course, you won’t lose that much, but the kisses are a pleasant bonus.
- HORROR MOVIES
Scientists are sure that watching horror movies stimulates adrenaline production. Adrenaline reduces the appetite and boosts metabolism. It would help if you made a watchlist of horror movies immediately.
- HAVING COMPANY
According to research, women eat less and order smaller servings when they dine in the company of men. And it’s easily explained: women try to meet certain societal standards. The less they eat, the slimmer their body will be. Isn’t it a great reason to go out on dates?
- DONATING BLOOD
According to the research held at the University of California, people burn approximately 650 calories per donation of one pint of blood. You burn almost the same amount of calories if you swim for an hour at a rapid pace. But remember that losing calories is just a bonus that you get after doing a really great thing like donating blood.