29 May 2014 11:15 | By Aaron Chong, assistant Sports editor
Calories you never knew you were burning

Activities we do on a daily basis but never knew of their fat-killing properties

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If you worry that your mostly sedentary and routine lifestyle - waking up in the morning, rushing to work, back home again - prevents you from getting the daily exercise you need, fret not. Although we tend to underestimate and take for granted the little activities we do each day, science has shown that they slowly but surely burn calories, to help us achieve a (slightly) healthier lifestyle. Build up each activity’s intensity and you’ll be seeing the results in no time.

Click on to read more about the activities that we never knew had fat-burning properties.

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