How simple activities can help you lose weight faster

6 Mar 2020

By walking 24 stairs a day, you can lose up to 3 kilos a year. By taking a 10-minute walk every day, you can shed up to 1.5 kilos a year. Want more?

Regular exercise is key to maintaining good health. It’s also one of the main drives of weight loss as it makes reaching the caloric deficit needed for fat loss easier.

Beformance helps you move your body with home workouts and suggested outdoors activities. On rest days or if you’re not feeling like going for a long walk, you can still get your workout by simply being on your feet.

Clean and get lean 

It is surprising how much weight you can lose by simply doing your chores. Some of the most calorie-burning chores include:  

  • Scrubbing the bath - can burn up to 100 kcal in 15 minutes  
  • Laundry - can burn around 80 kcal in an hour  
  • Cleaning windows - up to 350 kcal in a little over an hour  
  • Washing the dishes - an impressive 560 kcal per week if you spend 15 minutes doing it every night. 
  • Vacuuming - intense vacuuming can burn 90 kcal in 30 minutes
  • Making your bed (and other beds) - you can burn 65 calories in 15 minutes, which is what it will take you to change around 4 sets of linens
  • Mopping and sweeping - cleaning the floors for 30 minutes can burn 150 calories, which is equivalent to 15 minutes on the treadmill.

The small changes that you implement into your daily life, lead to incredible results if you’re consistent with them. 

Turn on the TV and ignite your metabolism

Sometimes we’re so lazy that we can’t escape it. However, taking each commercial break as an opportunity to do a short workout, is a good solution to a lazy TV afternoon.

Write 5 simple exercises on a piece of paper.

Add number of repetitions to each exercise. (If it’s a lower body exercise there should be 30 repetitions, and if it’s an upper body or full body exercise there should be 20 repetitions.)

Now draw 3 check boxes on top of it. Whenever you’ll finish all 5 exercises, you can check one box. TV workout will be finished when all the boxes are ticked.

Take as many commercial breaks as you need.

Suggested lower body exercises:

Squat, lunge, deadlift, step ups, donkey kicks

Suggested full body exercises:

Plank leg lifts, jumping jacks, running in place, mountain climber, burpees

Suggested upper body exercises:

Crunches, push ups, plank