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Daily Exercise for the Non-Athletic

A calorie guide citing a recent medical association report:

“Proper weight control and physical fitness cannot be attained by dieting alone. Many people who are engaged in sedentary occupations do not realize that calories can be burned by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous activities that do not require physical exercise.”

Here’s the guide to calorie-burning activities and the number of calories per hour they consume.

  • Beating around the bush — 75
  • Jumping to conclusions — 100
  • Climbing the walls — 150
  • Swallowing your pride — 50
  • Passing the buck — 25
  • Throwing your weight around (depending on your weight) — 50-300
  • Dragging your heels — 00
  • Pushing your luck — 250
  • Making mountains out of molehills — 500
  • Hitting the nail on the head — 50
  • Wading through paperwork — 300
  • Bending over backwards — 75
  • Jumping on the bandwagon — 200
  • Running around in circles — 350
  • Eating crow — 225
  • Tooting your own horn — 25
  • Adding fuel to the fire — 150
  • Opening a can of worms — 50

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