How to turn everyday activities into high calorie burning activities

Burn Lots Of Calories Without Going To The Gym

Author: Kai Fusser, MS

Mowing_LawnAny physical activity will burn calories. The question is “How can we maximize the amount of calories burned? How can we burn lots of calories from everyday activities –without ever going to the gym?

Let’s take some everyday activities like washing your car, mowing the lawn, yard work, going up stairs etc., these all burn a good amount of calories as you are using your whole body.

Now to maximize the amount of calories burned we need to understand a formula:

Power = Work / Time

This means that the less time you take to complete a certain activity the more power output you produce and the more calories you burn. So there is a big difference in power output if you wash your car in 45 min. or do the same job in 25 min. Or if you mow a ¼ acre yard in 60 min. verses in 40 min. (no riding mower please…).

With that in mind you can burn up to twice as many calories performing the same activity just by “speeding it up”.

Another factor is that our body reacts and changes much better to intensity rather than duration. It’s also better for our cardiovascular system as your heart rate has to adapt to the demand of the intensity of the activity.

So let’s get your chores done “faster” (while still maintaining quality and safety) and you not only burn more calories but also have time for other activities and score points with your significant other.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.