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Get your dancing shoes on! Dancing is one of the best ways to have fun, stay active and burn calories for people in quarantine or self-isolation.

Dancing is one of the best ways to burn calories and stay active, according to a new list of the best home-based activities for quarantined people who want to keep fit.

In particular, just 30 minutes of playing a dancing video game will burn 240 calories for men and 209 for women (1 calorie = 4.184 kilojoules). Along with Cumbia (217/189 calories), Jazzercise (200/175), Ballet, Modern, Jazz, (167/145), and Salsa, Flamenco, Swing (150/131), dancing accounts for five of the six best housebound calorie-burning activities.

Those who enjoy gardening will be happy to hear that it not only provides mental health benefits, it’s also quite efficient at burning calories. Felling trees (177/154 calories) and chopping wood (150/131 calories) are two of the best calorie-burning activities, while light yard work only burns about 100 calories for men and 87 for women per 30 minutes.

And if you thought sex was a good workout while in quarantine, think again! On average, a 30-minute romp burns just 60 calories for men and 53 for women. This is about the same amount of calories you’d spend washing your car but hopefully, much more enjoyable.

With thousands of people in lockdown all over the world and many more expected to be over the coming weeks, LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk used the Yazio.com Calories Burned Calculator to rank housebound activities according to how many calories they help burn in 30 minutes.

Here’s their full list of the best activities to do in quarantine for those who want to stay active:

  • Video game, dancing – men 240 calories, women 209
  • Dancing (Cumbia) – 217/189
  • Jazzercise – 200/175
  • Felling trees – 177/154
  • Dancing (Ballet, Modern, Jazz) 167/145
  • Dancing (Salsa, Flamenco, Swing) – 150/131
  • Chopping wood – 150/131
  • Juggling – 134/116
  • Home exercise – 127/111
  • Video game, aerobic 127/111
  • Home repair – 117/102
  • Cleaning/household tasks – 110/96
  • Dancing (Tango, Mambo, Cha-Cha) – 100/87
  • Light yard work – 100/87
  • Wii fit – 77/67
  • TV/video aerobics – 77/67
  • Washing car – 67/59
  • Sex – 60/53
  • Meditating – 33/29

To find out more, visit LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk

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