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By Lisa Carroll | with thanks to Tescohealthandwellbeings

 

Thursday, October 02, 2014.

Warning! This article could cause ‘summer fabulousness’, a condition in which the reader looks and feels, well, fabulous! Whether you’re on a diet or want to tone up, exercise should be an integral part of your day. Government recommendations state that we should be active for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week (and even more when we want to lose weight or improve fitness levels). Now, I know for sure I am not doing that much at the moment! So if you feel you’re in the same boat as myself, have a look at these quick and easy ways to burn 100 calories.

Daily activities

  1. Hoovering – 30 mins
  2. General cleaning – 35 mins
  3. Sweeping (moderate effort) – 25 mins
  4. Cleaning the car – 30 mins
  5. Cleaning windows – 30 mins
  6. DIY – painting – 20 mins
  7. Mopping – 25 mins
  8. Pushing a buggy (with a child in it!) – 25 mins

 

In the garden

  1. Gardening (general) – 25 mins
  2. Weeding – 25 mins
  3. Clearing garden (of leaves / overgrowth) – 25 mins
  4. Digging – 20 mins
  5. Planting – 30 mins
  6. Pruning – 30 mins

 

At the gym

  1. Treadmill – 25 mins
  2. Cardio & weight workout (moderate)– 20 mins
  3. Cardio & weight workout (vigorous) – 10 mins
  4. Zumba – 15 mins
  5. Aerobics (low impact) – 20 mins
  6. Aerobics (high impact) – 15 mins
  7. Aerobics (wearing 10-15lb weight) – 10 mins
  8. Water aerobics – 20 mins
  9. Step aerobics – 20 mins
  10. Kettlebells – 15 mins
  11. Cross trainer – 20 mins
  12. Weight lifting (vigorous) – 15 mins
  13. Weight lifting (moderate) – 25 mins
  14. Pilates – 40 mins
  15. Yoga (general) – 35 mins
  16. Yoga (Hatha) – 40 mins
  17. Yoga (power) – 30 mins

 

Playing sports

  1. Football (competitive) – 10 mins
  2. Football (casual) – 15 mins
  3. Football (coaching) – 25 mins
  4. Tag rugby (competitive) – 15 mins
  5. Tag rugby (casual) – 25 mins
  6. Rugby (competitive) – 15 mins
  7. Rugby (casual) – 25 mins
  8. Swimming (casual) – 20 mins
  9. Swimming (laps, fast) – 10 mins
  10. Treading water – 30 mins
  11. Cricket – 20 mins
  12. Basketball (casual) – 15 mins
  13. Basketball (competitive) – 10 mins
  14. Tennis – 15 mins
  15. Table tennis – 30 mins
  16. Squash (casual) – 15 mins
  17. Squash (competitive) – 10 mins
  18. Badminton (casual) – 25 mins
  19. Badminton (competitive) – 15 mins

 

*All activities are approximates, differing weights of participants will yield different results

Exercise can be tough to fit in, but if you can complete a few of these activities everyday / week you should start to exceed the government recommendations. You will soon start to see and feel the difference in your body shape and fitness levels.

 

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