This funny activity burns more calories than running (Guess what!)
Tired of spending hours on the treadmill? Then we have good news for you: Losing weight has never been so fun, relaxing and exciting….
Have you ever tried scuba diving? You really should! Celebrities like Nina Dobrev love this activity because it burns more calories than running, but doesn’t feel like a workout at all. Sounds too good to be true? Read on!
Although scuba diving may seem more like the lazy man’s sport rather than a workout, it burns loads of calories while shaping and toning your body. So how does that work?How can that be possible? The secret lies in the body’s process of thermoregulation. Because water is 800 times denser than air, it can absorb enormous amounts of heat - even a small variation in water temperature can tremendously increase our calorie consumption. Our Body needs to stay around 36.7 degrees C. Just sitting in a pool talking to a friend will burn calories as our bodies will be fighting to keep warm.
Plus, scuba diving provides a full body workout that combines cardio and strength training to burn calories, tone muscles and even improve breathing.
In fact, just 30 minutes of scuba diving can burn up to 400 calories for the average woman. Most diving excursions last about 30 to 45 minutes, so depending on the type of dive, current, water depth, temperature and other external factors, it is possible to burn more than 500 calories during one excursion.
Although you may not feel it underwater, you are actually sweating and exerting energy while scuba diving. Therefore, make sure to stay hydrated and drink enough water (just like you would for any other workout). You should also do enough stretching beforehand. This will help prevent any cramping underwater.
One of the best things about scuba diving though is that it does give you a unique adventure to go along with your workout. You can see beautiful coral reefs, spot turtles, exotic fishes and even whales while burning loads of calories.