Household chores, sex and even video games: The indoor activities that burn the most calories in 30 minutes – and the ones that are a waste of time

  • Dancing video games are the best way to burn kilojoules while in quarantine 
  • Other options include repairing parts of your home and playing Wii Fit
  • Meditating came in last place burning just 138kJs a session overall 

Millions of Australians are currently in lockdown, with many of them having to forfeit their usual training regime in favour of a home workout. 

Some indoor activities – like dancing video games – are good at raising your heart rate and burning as many as 1,004kJs in a 30-minute session, while having sex (251kJs), washing your car (280kJs) and playing Wii Fit (322kJs) aren’t as rigorous.

A host of exercises have been ranked based on how effective they are, with men burning slightly more kilojoules overall than women.  

Wanting to exercise at home instead of in the park? Opt for a dancing video game over things like washing the car or playing Wii Fit

Wanting to exercise at home instead of in the park? Opt for a dancing video game over things like washing the car or playing Wii Fit

Some indoor activities - like dancing video games - are surprisingly good at raising your heart rate and burning as many as 1,004kJs in a 30-minute session (stock image)

Some indoor activities – like dancing video games – are surprisingly good at raising your heart rate and burning as many as 1,004kJs in a 30-minute session (stock image)

Dancing is the best thing you can do to keep active while in quarantine: Cumbia (907kJs), Jazzercise (836kJs), Ballet, Modern, Jazz, (698kJs), and Salsa, Flamenco, Swing (627kJs) are among the best calorie-burning activities at home, according to research commissioned by Live Rugby Tickets.

Felling trees (740kJs) and chopping wood (627kJs) are similarly good for the body.

Light yard work like weeding only burns 418kJs for men and 364kJs for women per 30 minutes.

With nothing else to do at home, people stuck cleaning their house may take some relief know that it can burn 460kJs a session. 

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