We all know that activities like running, swimming, aerobics or dancing burn calories and help you to lose weight. But have you ever wondered that the day to day leisure activities like sitting, sleeping, walking, also burn some calories? No, right? Read to know calories burnt by daily recreational activities.
Eating: You burn 18 calories if you eat for 10 minutes. So eating slowly not only helps in digestion but also burn calories. But remember to count the calories as you eat!
Sitting: Be it watching TV, surfing on a computer, chatting on Facebook or reading a book, sitting can help you burn 11 calories for every 10 minutes. Have you started counting the calories burnt already?
Walking: A simple walk in your house (not brisk walking) can help you burn 36 calories in a matter of 10 minutes. So make sure you get up every 10 minutes to up calories consumed.
Stretching: Instead of just typing constantly at your desk, do some stretching in between. Well, it not only improves blood circulation but also burns calories. How much? Around 30 calories in 10 minutes.
Sleeping: Yes, you do burn some calories as you sleep as well as-- you can burn almost 10 calories for every 10 minutes of sleeping. But before you plan to sleep more than eight hours a day, also know the negative effects of oversleeping on the health.