12 whacky ways you burn calories

TNN | April 12, 2017
12 bizarre ways you don’t know you are burning calories

1/1312 bizarre ways you don’t know you are burning calories

Burning calories doesn’t only mean you have to be running, exercising, or hiking. You burn them in a million ways. Here we list 12 such bizarre ways you don’t know you are burning your rigid Cs.

​While singing in the shower

2/13​While singing in the shower

Love to go out loud while bathing? Never worry because that’s only good. You can burn somewhere around 10 to 20 calories while you sing in the shower. If you go loud and sing on a high pitch, you will burn better.

​When your nipples become hard

3/13​When your nipples become hard

Oh, yes that burns them too! Science says that when your nipples get hard, you burn anywhere between 3 to 6 calories.



Calling laughing the best therapy isn’t without reason. Besides stress relieving and other common benefits, a 10 minute laugh can also help you burn 20 to 30 calories.

​Brushing your teeth

5/13​Brushing your teeth

For every two minutes of brushing your teeth, you burn 6 to 8 calories.



An hour of hugging burns about 70 calories. Next time you see your friends, don’t shake hands, but hug.

​Moving your head while listening to music

7/13​Moving your head while listening to music

Play on anything that gets you groovy. You may not dance but merely shaking your head with the beats while you sit in your chair can also burn calories. Go as crazy as you can and you can even burn up to 30 calories a song.



Kissing for a minute can burn up to 5 calories. That’s some loving and exercising together, who wants more?

​Chewing a gum

9/13​Chewing a gum

For every hour of chewing a gum, you burn 9 to 12 calories.


10/13​Walking your dog