21. Playing Video Games
If you’re a gamer, you’ll want to read this following no-sweat way to burn calories! We know that professional gamers participate in e-sports, but don’t sports usually include being active and burning calories? It turns out that video games can actually burn a lot of calories. Research has shown that male gamers can burn about 420 calories during a two-hour session and female gamers burn around 472 calories. This was actually discovered when gamers were outfitted with heart rate monitors and calorie monitors while playing two games: Warzone and FIFA. It works in a similar way to watching horror movies. Our heart rate increases, and you may even break a sweat. However, this is brought on by competitiveness.
Their hypothesis was correct, and it definitely did burn a lot of calories — a surprising amount, in fact! So, you don’t need to feel bad about skipping the gym to play games instead. A “typical” man who plays FIFA can burn about 210 calories per hour which is more than what the average 155-pound person would burn when doing 30 minutes of weight lifting. It’s interesting to see all the daily activities we already participate in and how they can impact our health positively or negatively. A fun video game sounds more enticing than a sweat-drenching workout class.