10 Unusual Ways to Get Rid of Excess Calories With Minimal Effort
Most of us associate losing weight with exhausting workouts, strict diets, and other unpleasant things. But it turns out that we can get rid of excess weight using surprisingly easy methods like sitting in front of the TV — you just have to pick the right movie.
Bright Side has gathered the most unusual ways to burn excess calories. Some of them are really incredible.
Shopping is more exhausting than you can imagine. First, it lasts for more than 2-3 hours. Second, your bags turn your stroll into a workout with weights. A three-hour shopping trip equals a one-hour stationary bike training that burns 500 calories!
Housework becomes way more appealing if you keep in mind that it helps keep your body fit. 30 minutes of ordinary cleaning burns around 85 calories which are equal to a 15-minute abdominal workout. And a thorough cleaning consumes almost 170 calories.
According to researchers from Canada’s University of Alberta, a glass of dry red wine is able to replace an hour in the gym. The compounds inside of the drink help speed up the heart, work, and muscle productivity, and the resveratrol helps convert white fat into brown.
Singing involves many different muscles and is a great workout. To get rid of 100 calories, you need to complete one hour of singing or 15 minutes of intensive push-ups. Isn’t it a great reason to please your neighbors in the morning during your shower?
When you wake up and say, “Five more minutes,” you give your body the opportunity to burn some additional calories. According to research, if you sleep naked for a month, the amount of brown fat cells and metabolic activity will increase. And of course, it will have an impact on your body’s shape.
5. Donating blood
According to research held at the University of California, people burn approximately 650 calories per donation of one pint of blood. You burn almost the same amount of calories if you swim for an hour at a rapid pace. But remember that losing calories is just a bonus that you get after doing a really great thing like donating blood.
This method will help you lose over 60 calories if you kiss for an hour. You’ll lose the same amount of calories if you have a fast 5-minute run. And if you add some passion to your kisses, the number of calories burned will grow to up to 90! Of course, you won’t lose that much, but the kisses are a pleasant bonus.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers claim that laughing for 10-15 minutes burns 10-40 calories. It depends on emotions: gut-wrenching laughter will burn more calories than low-pitched giggling. You’ll lose the same 40 calories if you do squats for 10 minutes.
2. Male company
According to research, women eat less and order smaller servings when they dine in the company of men. And it’s easily explained: women try to meet certain societal standards. The less they eat, the slimmer their body will be. Isn’t it a great reason to go out on dates?
1. Horror movies
Scientists are sure that watching horror movies stimulates adrenaline production. Adrenaline reduces the appetite and boosts metabolism.
Here’s a list of movies that contribute to losing weight:
Saw: 133 calories
Alien: 152 calories
The Exorcist: 158 calories
Jaws: 161 calories
The Shining: 184 calories. You’ll burn almost the same amount of calories if you jump rope for 15 minutes.
All these methods will help you lose excess calories while doing pleasant things but they can’t fully replace physical activity. Neither singing nor movie watching will help you get bigger muscles or make your body shape perfect. Use these tips in addition to sports activities.