The entire nation has been on lockdown due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The government decided to lockdown for 21 days and have urged the citizens to stay at home. Even Bollywood celebrities are making the best use out of the self-quarantine period by doing workouts at home and helping with some household chores as the maids and helpers are also practising home-quarantine. Instagram is now filled with various challenges like antakshari or a fitness challenge. Our favourite Bollywood celebrities have been keeping us updated on how to stay fit at home.
Actress Katrina Kaif recently posted an Instagram video where she is seen washing dishes. In the video, the actress talks about how, due to self-isolation, being practised, her house help wasn’t there, and she has taken up the challenge to do household chores. While she was washing the utensils, she also gave us a trick to do the same and save water in the process. A short tutorial was given to those who forgot to do their household chores. Appreciating the house help, she wrote, “�� +��=���� makes u appreciates all the help we have at home #socialdistancing #staysafe #helpoutathome”.
Not only Katrina but we have seen Kartik Aryan following the footsteps too. Being handsome as he is, he could be seen washing dishes. Kartik’s sister captured the scene. He captioned the post, “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki…”.Kritika Tiwari who also wrote the hilarious caption: “Don’t mistake this for Quarantine. This is the usual scene at home @kartikaaryan.”
Household Chores For Weight Loss
Many celebrities have indulged themselves with household chores due to coronavirus. And we can see these celebrities catching up with a lot of other hobbies too. These chores can be a great way to lose weight. We all know how important it is to exercise and maintain a healthy diet. But the quarantine phase has made it difficult to work out. But do you see these household tasks can burn those calories? Whether it is cleaning, cooking and doing them in your free time. It will also strengthen your muscles. You could do this by making your household chores count. According to the weight of 150 pounds, the person can burn about 150 calories an hour in this way.
The age, weight, and gender play a main role, on average it is possible to burn anywhere between 100-300 calories per hour doing household chores, depending on the type of activity and vigour with which you do the work. Based on a bodyweight of 150lbs, to help you determine how many calories you might burn doing about an hour of daily household work or cleaning:
- Sweeping x 10 minutes = 37 calories
- Vacuuming x 10 minutes = 37 calories
- Ironing x 20 minutes = 50 calories
- Mopping x 20 minutes = 42 calories
- Making beds x 10 minutes = 23 calories
- Washing dishes x 10minutes = 26 calories
- Total time: 1hr 10 minutes = 215 calories
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Monitor these and calculate your calories so that you would know whether you are shedding weight. Stay at home and workout by doing these chores. Follow Bollywood celebrities to know more about how you can keep yourself engaged and entertain yourself. It is important to exercise at this time as we all are stressed about the situation. So, household chores could be the best way to keep yourself busy and fit.
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