How can cleaning house burn calories and fat? I had no idea until I strapped on my Polar FT40 Heart Rate Monitor and tried it for myself. The heart rate monitor keeps track of your heart rate and beeps when I go above fat burning BPMs and into fitness.
The higher your heart rate when you exercise, the less fat your burn. So keep it in a lower range and work out for a longer period of time to burn more fat!
When I cleaned house, I did it for an hour. As I folded clothes, I ran clothes to their rooms. After completing a chore, I either did burpees, jumping jacks, jump squats, or lunges. So it wasn’t a leisurely pick-up time, it was a fat-blasting hour! (and it kept me interested in the house work, I totally suggest this method)
Check out the fat burning percentage here. I did high-cardio for half an hour (mostly running on the treadmill). Yes, I burned lots of calories, but my fat burning was only 11% – that is less than half of what I burned cleaning house.
This reaffirms what my personal trainer friend told me – to burn fat you need to focus on weights, not running and cardio.
Another feature I love about my Polar heart rate monitor is that you can take a fitness test and it tells you how in shape you are. It measures your at-rest oxygen levels. According to the test, I am barely below average. This motivates me to continue working out to improve my fitness level and become healthier!
Go to instagram and search hashtag #PolarUSA for more pictures of people using their Polar HRMs! Follow me on Instagram, it’s tons of fun, I am always sharing funny and fun pics!
Please share with me!! What are your favorite ways to burn fat? Any exercises that you do weekly or daily?
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.