Burn Calories With These Surprisingly Easy Activities
Running, weight training, and yoga are all excellent ways to burn calories, but sometimes you need to change up your fitness routine. Fortunately, we stumbled upon a gold mine of surprising calorie burners in an unexpected place: @UberFacts. Purveyor of "the most unimportant things you'll never need to know," this Twitter account regularly informs its 4.5 million followers of surprising fitness facts.
Here are a few recent gems:
-"Watching a horror movie can burn up to 200 calories - The same as walking for half an hour ."
-"Not moving your arms while walking increases your effort by 12% -- The equivalent of walking 20% faster or carrying a 10 kg backpack."
-"About 200 calories are burned during an intense sex session. That's the equivalent of running 15 minutes on a treadmill."
-"Laughing for an hour can burn as many calories as lifting weights for 30 minutes."
-"Your brain burns around 300 calories a day and burns slightly more calories when you think harder."
-"The average person burns 30 calories per hour while typing."
-"Exercise is more efficient at boosting your energy than caffeine! Read more here: http://t.co/J1amsSesmB"
-"Kissing someone for one minute burns about 2 calories."
-You will burn 7% more calories walking on hard dirt then pavement.
If a traditional workout is more your style, click through the slideshow above. Personal trainer Heidi Powell shows you how to get fit in just five minutes a day.
By Caroline Hallemann
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