If you’re like most people, you probably think that the only way you can burn calories and lose weight is through diet and exercise. You need to burn more calories than you eat to burn fat. Learn how you can burn big calories doing simple activities around the house and your neighborhood.
Creating a garden lets you enjoy fresh flowers every day and grow your own produce, but gardening can also help you burn calories. Getting down on your hands and knees to dig through the dirt, reaching and moving as you plant new flowers and even watering and maintaining your garden can burn calories. Some even find that gardening is relaxing. You can burn calories at the same time that you battle stress.
Walk Your Dog
As much as you dog loves your home, your pet also loves the great outdoors. If you have a fenced in yard, you might find that you usually put your dog out in the yard instead of taking your pet for a walk. Walking your dog around the block can burn many calories. Walking also helps tone your lower body, and alternating which arm you use to hold the leash can help tone your arms too.
Hit the Mall
Shopping is another fun way to burn calories. Spending an hour walking around the mall with few to no stops can burn up to 300 calories. You can burn even more when you head to the grocery store instead of the mall. Sit down into a squat when picking up items, and organize your shopping list with packs of soda and heavier items first. Adding those items to your cart builds up resistance to help you burn even more calories. Doing these simple everyday tasks at home and on the go can help you burn more calories than you would in a gym.