Wash your own car
Sure, the drive-through is way easier, but washing your car yourself isn’t all that hard – plus, it burns way more kilojoules than sitting and watching a machine do all the work. “As you wash low and high parts of your car (or truck), your body will be moving up and down, which works some major gluteal and leg muscles (not to mention your core, back, and arms),” says Edwards. “Add in waxing your vehicle, and you can tack on easily another 1250 to 2100 kilojoules depending on the size of the vehicle.”
Drink lots of ice water
If you prefer your water room temperature, it might be time to add in some ice cubes! “Drinking chilled liquids forces your body to work harder by warming up the liquid before it can be passed further into the gastrointestinal system,” explains Dr. Adams. “This translates to more kilojoules burned to warm up those liquids.”
Turn the heat down
Like drinking ice-cold beverages, hanging out in a cold room has kilojoule-burning benefits too. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that exposure to cold temperatures can trigger kilojoule-burning and fat loss. More importantly, Backe points out that cold weather essentially exercises the circulatory system, effectively reducing inflammation and helping prevent heart and circulatory disease.