Exercise is always so much easier to accomplish when it is part of your everyday life. And I found a list of common everyday activities with the equivalent calorie burning potential. Some of them are quite impressive.
Below is a list of calories burned for doing just ten minutes of each activity.
- Walking downstairs 78-111
- Walking upstairs 202-288
- Preparing a meal 46-65
- Shoveling snow 89-130
- Repairing a car 43-59
- Playing the piano 32-47
- Caring for babies or toddlers 41-63
- Gardening 42-59
Isn’t it encouraging to know that people can get quite a lot of exercise just by doing a bunch of chores around the house?