Do you have any idea how many calories you burn on an average day? It’s very common to make resolutions to try and be more active, but did you know that you can burn calories by completing even the simplest and most mundane of daily tasks?
We all burn calories at different speeds thanks to differences in our metabolic rate, but the average person should burn around 2,000 calories per day. You may think that this figure sounds high, but hopefully, this infographic will show you that it is perfectly possible.
Intensive activities such as cycling, running, swimming, rowing, climbing and playing football burn between 500 and 1,100 calories per hour, but you don’t always have to work out frantically to expend energy. The average person will burn around 382 calories during a 7-hour sleep while an hour sitting at your desk at work could burn approximately 102 calories. Even sitting in front of the TV for half an hour can add another 27 calories.
Mundane tasks you do on a daily basis without really thinking about it can all contribute to your daily calorie burn. Run a bath for your kids and burn 30 calories, dry your hair for 15 minutes and add another 39 calories or take a shower and add 62 calories. Housework can burn up to 100 calories per hour while playing with your kids can add 186 calories per half hour. Out in the garden, mowing the lawn could help you burn more than 200 calories in just 30 minutes.
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