Can doing things that I do every single day keep me physically fit? It is shocking how many calories your body burns doing housekeeping chores, like shopping, sweeping, moping, dusting, or chasing after children. Plus some activities save the earth as well! Bonus! Burn calories, tone muscles and lose weight in your everyday life.
In addition to the household chores mentioned above, yard work burns a heck of alot of calories and you don't have to set foot inside a gym. For example: instead of a gas mower use a manual mower. Don't blow your leaves, rake them. Doing these things are good for the environment as well.
So just doing housework can burn an average of 250 calories per hour for a 150 lb. woman. Try to make extra trips up and down the stairs. It's good for your ticker and your legs. When picking up small things off the floor, do it with a lunge. Do a full squat when lifting the laundry basket or groceries. To reach high places use the ladder. Make every opportunity to move more, lift more and carry more.