Type to search

UK LOCKDOWN: Which Indoor Activities Burn The Most Calories?

UK LOCKDOWN: Which Indoor Activities Burn The Most Calories?


With thousands of people in lockdown all over the world and many more expected to be self-isolating over the coming weeks, Faraway Furniture is thinking about those who want to keep active while homebound.

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

• Dancing is one of the best ways to burn calories and stay active during quarantine.
• Dancing video games are a fun way to burn tons of calories (240 in 30 minutes).
• Gardening can not only provide mental health benefits; it’s also quite efficient at burning calories – chopping wood and felling trees burn about 150 and 177 calories respectively.

UK lockdown coronavirus home fitness workout activities burn calories

Dancing video games are the best way to stay 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.

You can read the full study here.


You Might also Like

Credit: Pexels, Unsplash, Freepik, Rex Images, Shutterstock