3 ways to burn kJs without exercise

If getting to the gym is one of those things on your to-do list you never quite get around to doing, here’s the answer to your incidental exercise prayers.

Rather than forcing yourself to hit the treadmill, these three things can help you feel the burn with minimal effort.

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Are you the kind of person who can’t stop jiggling their leg or tapping their fingers? Well, you’re in luck.

Studies claim that being in a constant – and somewhat annoying to others – state of motion is an effective kilojoule burner.

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Researchers at the Mayo Clinic even found that people who were extremely fidgety (think two hours a day of pacing and the like) burnt up 1465 extra kilojoules a day.

That’s about the equivalent of a cheeseburger!


We all know about the fat burn that occurs during a sweat session, but does that sweat necessarily need to happen during exercise?

Singer Selena Gomez is a big fan of using sweat lodges. Photo: Getty

According to the new trend for sweat lodges, apparently not. Celebs such as the Kardashians and Selena Gomez swear by places such as LA-based Shape House.

“You lay in these beds in a sweatsuit, and they wrap you up and you sweat for 45 minutes and it releases all the toxins of your body, and you kind of feel… kind of the equivalent of a sauna, but it gets your heart rate up, and it gets everything flowing in your body,” Selena told Elle.com.

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It’s something we begrudgingly do all the time, but chances are your attitude towards housework would change if you knew it was a fat burner.

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According to Health.com, vigorously scrubbing the bathroom from top to bottom for 35 minutes can burn 418 kilojoules – and you’re left with a sparkling toilet.


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