If working sweat on treadmill to burn calories isn’t appealing you, you will be happy to learn that you can burn plenty of calories through your daily activities.
A research by Pete McCall, MS in exercise physiologist at American Exercise Council says that physically active people can burn an extra 300 calories in a day. Over 12 days you can lose weight to an extra pound with something called NEAT or non-exercise activity thermo-genesis. This accounts for energy we use while we are not eating, sleeping or doing some structured activities like sports or jogging.
Few more activities for NEAT are riding a bike, walking, working in yard, typing on computer, cleaning our home or even fidgeting. Through these simple activities you can increase your body’s metabolic rate. This is the reason why manual and agricultural professionals have higher metabolic rates as compared to people living leisurely lifestyles.
Calculating Calories Burned through Daily Activities
In the light of the study done by Kimberly Lummus, MS, RD Dietetic Association Texas Media Representative & Relationship Coordinator at Austin Dietetic Association, Texas we can learn that around 30 minutes of activities given below allow a person who weighs 150 pounds to burn the following number of calories;
- Raking leaves can burn 147 calories
- Gardening or weeding can burn 153 calories
- Moving (packing or unpacking) can burn 191 calories
- Vacuuming can burn 119 calories
- Cleaning the hone can burn 102 calories
- Playing with kids (moderate level) can burn 136 calories
- Mowing lawns can burn 205 calories
- Strolling can burn 103 calories
- Sitting or watching TV can burn 40 calories
- Biking on flat surface can burn 220 calories
To Burn a Little More Calories Everyday you can do Following Activities;
- Walking down the hall to see your colleagues instead of sending an e-mail, Instant message or making a call
- Taking on stairs rather than through an escalator or elevator
- Clean your home yourself rather than using cleaning services.
- Taking your dog out more frequently
- Walking or riding bike to work instead of driving
Wearing a pedometer for tracking the number of steps taken whole day can also be considered. As soon as you have an idea of how many steps are taken on an Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, set progressively your higher goals and look for more ways for losing weight through your daily routine activities. Before knowing it, you will find yourself volunteering to sweep your car porch, running up stairs and having reasons for walking to the shops. The more you keep yourself active the more you will want to active.