People often ask if gardening or cleaning helps shift weight. Energy needs vary depending on body weight and metabolism. We need a deficit of around 1000kcals to lose 1 kg. Most people need around 2000-4000kcals per day. However reducing energy intake below 1500kcals slows down metabolism and weight loss.
Try using the following table to calculate how much you need to exercise to work off your Easter treats. For example; A 70kg person who plays miniature golf for 30 mins would burn off 105 calories (= 3.5 x 30mins), which is roughly how much a Caramellow marshmallow easter eagg contains! How many calories can you burn off this Easter?
|Calories/ activity||Calories/ min|
|Cleaning, house, general||3.5||4.1||5||5.4|
|Cleaning, light, moderate effort||2.5||2.9||3.6||3.9|
|Golf, carrying clubs||5.4||6.5||7.9||8.5|
|Golf, miniature or driving range||3||3.5||4.3||4.6|
|Mowing lawn, general||5.4||6.5||7.9||8.5|
|Mowing lawn, riding mower||2.5||2.9||3.6||3.9|
|Walking, carrying infant or 7kg load||3.5||4.1||5.0||5.4|
|Walking, grass track||4.9||5.9||7.2||7.7|
|Walking, 2.0 mph, slow pace||2.5||2.9||3.6||3.9|
|Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog||3.5||4.1||5.0||5.4|
|Walking, 3.5 mph, uphill||5.9||7.0||8.6||9.3|
If you find that your will power is lacking and the exercise couldn’t match up with the weekend extra’s that you have eaten then contact us for a personal assessment