Keeping track of how many calories you eat each day is helpful for maintaining good habits, but it is also important to track how many calories you burn in a day.
Did you know that activities like taking a shower or walking your dog for a half hour can burn more than 70 calories? Remaining conscious about your daily activities will help you to incorporate more good habits into your lifestyle.
Remember, the little activities add up! Even if you’re losing little by little, it can still add up to a big number in the end. Some people dream about success, while others wake up and work hard at it!
We have calculated the approximate amount of calories burned during short intervals of exercise or during everyday activities. You might be surprised to learn that some activities don’t burn very many calories at all, while other activities burn more than you may have thought!
Little Things Add Up!
100 Crunches: 10 calories burned
20 Lunges: 30 calories burned
10 Push-ups: 10 calories burned
1 Minute of Stretching: 5 calories burned
10 Minutes Calisthenic Leg Lifts: 40 calories burned
1 Hour of Shopping: 150 calories burned
30 Minutes of Sex: 150-300 calories burned (depending on intensity)
30 Minutes of Walking the Dog: 110 calories burned
30 Minutes of Talking on the Phone (while standing): 40 calories burned
30 Minutes of Crafting (activities such as knitting or scrapbooking): 10 calories burned
30 Minute Shower: 75 calories burned
30 Minutes of Typing on Computer: 30 calories burned
30 Minutes of Club Dancing: 160 calories burned
30 Minutes of Socializing at a Party or Bar: 55 calories burned
1 Hour of Fidgeting: 15 calories burned
Putting on Makeup (10 minutes): 20 calories burned
1 Hour Playing an Instrument: 50-200 calories burned (depending on intensity)
30 Minutes of Mowing the Lawn: 160 calories burned
30 Minutes of Jogging (6mph): 330 calories burned
Insanity Workout: Up to 1000 calories burned!
30 Minutes of Jump Rope: 360 calories burned
Hip Hop Abs: 300 calories burned
30 Minutes of Beach Volleyball: 250 calories burned
The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max: 250 calories burned
30 Minutes of Bicycling: 300 calories burned
30 Minutes of Swimming: 200 calories burned
30 Minutes of Weightlifting: 200 calories burned
30 Minutes of Rock Climbing: 400 calories burned
30 Minutes of Yoga: 130 calories burned
30 Minutes of Tai Chi: 80 calories burned
30 Minutes of Pilates: 80-150 calories burned (depending on intensity)
Sources (based on 150lb adult): FitClick, Livestrong and Health Discovery