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How to Burn Easy Calories at Home


The New Year is upon us, and up and down the country many people will be hitting their new exercise regimes harder than ever before.  The problem with waiting for January 1st to adorn yourself in your fancy new kit, before heading to the gym with good intentions in tow, is that it’s never going to last.

I appreciate that this sounds super negative, and it won’t happen like that for everyone.  However, fitting a gym visit into you’re already incredibly busy day often becomes a chore.

There are easier ways though!  Ways that you can easily incorporate into your day around naptimes, school runs, work and cooking the tea.  Not to mention everything else you have to do around the house.  With these easy to do exercises you’ll increase your heart rate, build up a sweat and burn those stubborn calories!

Stair climbing: 

Now lets keep things real, I’m not talking about running up and down stairs like a crazy person.  A) that’s  boring and b) if you have  neighbours they would not be happy!  Step up and down on the bottom step at a respectable pace, put the laptop a few step up with you’re favourite boxset on and you’ve cracked it.  This may not seem like a great exercise, but whilst you’re catching up on Netflix’s finest you could burning up to 200 calories in  20 minutes.  That’s definitely not to be scoffed at!

Running on the spot:

Again, this may not sound that appealing but running on the spot could burn up to 100 calories in 20 minutes!  All you have to do is remember to get on those feet, maybe when your favourite program is on?  Maybe when the kids have gone to bed or are having one of those rare occupying themselves moments?  Finding the will power isn’t always easy but I guarantee you, if you keep it up for a couple of weeks you will start noticing your body change inside and out.


This is one of my favourites, especially on Summer nights after it’s cooled down a little.  Getting your skip on could burn up to 100 calories in just 15 minutes, and once you get into a rhythm it’s great fun!


The old faithful, and one that you can get the whole family involved in!  I don’t think there’s much better than getting outside for a bit of exercise and fresh air.  Depending on your pace, walking is a great calorie burner at around 90 calories for every 15 minutes you have your power boots on! I must admit I do find it harder to get out in the Winter.  I’m not a fan of the cold but gearing up and biting the bullet always makes me feel better in the end.

So there you have it, super easy ways to burn calories at home.  Not only is it easier than getting to the gym but it’s cheaper too!


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  • Fern (The Fern Life) January 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I’m a big fan of walking! Rather than setting time aside for exercise each day I choose to walk the kids to and from school. Saves money on petrol and helps keep me (reasonably fit) #bestandworst

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 11, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Walking is the best 🙂 thanks for stopping by x

  • Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap January 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Walking and skipping are brilliant. Haven’t skipped in ages! I used to do it loads. I find the Pop Sugar workouts on Youtube good too when I Can’t get to the gym! Great tips and good luck. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      I will have to check those out, they sound fab! x

  • Briony January 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Living in a bungalow the stairs are out for me, but I’m a big fan of walking. I’m trying to find a way to walk a bit more at work, without pacing back and forward like a caged animal! #bloggerclubuk

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      I do love walking, it’s so much easier in the Summer though! Thanks for stopping by x

  • Coombe Mill January 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Oh the skipping has it’s drawbacks, after 6 kids I can’t skip for one minute without wetting myself! I’d best stick to walking then! #Best&Worst

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      This made me giggle only because I know what you mean! We should have listened when they told us to do those pelvic floors! x

  • Jeannette January 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Just running after my little one and doing things around the house already leaves me breathless. But I like the skipping idea. #stayclassymama

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Too true, the little monkeys have so much energy don’t they! x

  • jemmaanglesea January 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I’m on the new year health kick and training for a marathon because I must have lost my mind. Those little tips will definitely help shed my pounds and get my fitness up. I definitely need to walk more! Thanks for sharing #StayClassyMama

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Wow, that’s amazing! Good luck in your training and on the big day! x

  • Jo (Mother of Teenagers) January 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I wear a fitbit and am always running up and down the stairs to boost my step count. Sad isn’t it? Have been meaning to buy a skipping rope for a while you may have just spurred me on. #bloggerclubuk

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Ah, not sad at all. The stairs really make a difference! Enjoy the skipping x

  • mummuddlingthrough January 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    When I first used a step tracker I was stunned how much I walk around when I haven’t even left the house! Once, my #steps was lower on a day we ‘went for a long walk’ (and pub lunch) than the previous day, spent indoors 🙂 I’m obviously running up and down the stairs far too much already!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Haha, you are obviously working too hard around the house. You need to get those feet up!! Thanks for stopping by x

  • imummyblog January 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I don’t have stairs but the rest I can do! Thanks! #coolmumclub

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! x

  • crummymummy1 January 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Great tips – I would add running around after a toddler to the list!! #ablogginggoodtime

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Absolutely! x

  • Catie: An imperfect mum January 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I’m with you! I need to get my healthy dance on. Why spend a fortune at a gym though when you can walk/run at the beach. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Running at the beach sounds idyllic! x

  • January 14, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I like the idea of running or stair climbing while watching something, feels like being productive because of multitasking haha xx #stayclassymama

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Definitely, getting a few things done at one is very satisfying! Thanks for stopping by x

  • Helena January 15, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I loathe the gym so am more than happy to put these into my routine. #ablogginggoodtime

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 16, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Ah great! x

  • The Mum Project January 19, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Oh these are great tips. I really like the stair one because I can totally see myself doing this while watching Gilmore Girls! I’m training for a marathon so I need to do ALL OF THESE, it’s been really hard trying to find the time I am already behind in my schedule so these will help me fit it in! Thanks so much for sharing with #stayclassymama!

    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      It’s so difficult trying to fit everything in! Good luck with your marathon! x


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