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Which Indoor Activities Will Burn the Most Calories?

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Last updated on April 24th, 2021 at 08:30 PM

By David Saunders | UPDATED: 11:28, 26 March 2020

With thousands of people in lockdown all over the world and many more expected to be over the coming weeks – Many of us will be spending more time than usual at home in the coming months. We’ll be wanting to make the most of these lockdown measures by staying fit and active.

Faraway Furniture got thinking about those who want to keep active while homebound.

Using the Calories Burned Calculator, homebound activities have been ranked according to how many calories they help burn. The best activities to do in quarantine can be revealed below!

Best homebound activities for quarantined people who want to stay active:

Dancing video games are the best way to stay and active and lose weight while in lockdown. Just 30 minutes of playing a dancing video game will burn 240 calories for men and 209 for women!

In fact, dancing is the best thing you can do to keep active while in quarantine. Cumbia (217/189 calories), Jazzercise (200/175 calories), Ballet, Modern, Jazz, (167 calories), and Salsa, Flamenco, Swing (150/131 calories) are 5 of the 6 best homebound calorie burning activities.

Those who enjoy gardening will be happy to hear that felling trees (177/154 calories) and chopping wood (150/131 calories) are two of the best calorie-burning activities to do while homebound. However, light yard work only burns about 100 calories for men and 87 for women per 30 minutes.

If you thought sex could keep you fit while in quarantine, think again! Men can only expect to burn about 60 calories in 30 minutes while women will do away with about 53. This is about the same amount of calories you’d spend washing your car.

Want to know more? Find the full study of Faraway Furniture here: