23. Brushing Your Teeth
It’s something you do every day, twice a day. At least it’s what you should be doing every day! While no one will get their summer body brushing their teeth, it can actually make a difference in your calorie loss over time. Some estimates show that brushing your teeth for at least two minutes or more can burn up to six calories. This may not be a lot per brush. However, depending on how often you brush your teeth, this amount will increase over time. If you brush three times a day for two minutes, you can burn over 3500 calories in a year!
If you want to go the extra mile when brushing your teeth to burn more than the estimated six calories, you can incorporate strength exercises into this routine. When you’re busy brushing your teeth, try doing squats for the duration of your teeth brushing, this will really get your muscles burning! If you don’t like squats, what about lunges? This obviously depends on the size of your bathroom! A great exercise to do while brushing your teeth is calf raises. These require a simple, almost static movement so that you won’t get toothpaste residue everywhere. Doing these exercises in the morning when cleaning your teeth will set your metabolism on a good bath for the rest of the day.