Mooncake season is soon upon us, and with a single lotus seed paste pastry containing 716 calories – that’s more than a cheeseburger meal – it’s best we learn the easiest ways to burn them off. Even if sneakily, ‘cos as long as it works, right?
These nifty no-exercise tricks show you how to burn either 100 or 200 calories each time. A mooncake with double salted egg yolks? Pssh, we’ll take two.
Burn 100 calories
Bathe the dog
Who’s excited about a 25-minute bath for Fido now?
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Visit the bowling alley
Toss your calories into the gutter within half an hour.
Stand while on the phone
A 45-minute chat now serves greater purpose.
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A round or two of pool in 35 minutes will bring about more than just laidback fun.
Grill your calories away with just 45 minutes of whipping up a meal.
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Fly a kite
Relive your childhood for 20 minutes to release the calories into the sky.
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Burn 200 calories
Play a game of darts
Hitting the bullseye just took on new meaning, and all it takes is an hour.
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Repaint your room
Giving your space a new look helps both the mind and waistline.
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Picking up your weekly necessities at the supermarket for an hour can do wonders.
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Breaking out into song and random fits of laughter over an hour will leave you smiling and slimmer.
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Shake your legs. Gently
We know what Grandma said, but fidgeting throughout the day torches calories.
Scrabble with friends
More reason to look forward to the next two-hour game with friends.
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Text: Adora Wong