Study Finds You Burn Over 50,000 Calories A Month Being A Parent | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Being A Parent Burns As Many Calories As 42,759 Burpees A Month

If you’re struggling to find time to exercise because you have to feed the kids or take them to sport, we have some good news for you: being a parent can torch some serious fat.  According to a new study conducted by Wren Kitchens, parenthood can burn 50, 884 calories a month or 1478 calories […]

If you’re struggling to find time to exercise because you have to feed the kids or take them to sport, we have some good news for you: being a parent can torch some serious fat. 

According to a new study conducted by Wren Kitchens, parenthood can burn 50, 884 calories a month or 1478 calories a day. That equates to 42,759 burpees a month. 

For their research, they recruited 1000 adults with kids aged between 3 and 6 years of age. Participants were surveyed on their daily activities and the time spent. Using a calorie calculator, they worked out the average calorie expenditure. 

Here’s the breakdown of calories burnt from daily activities:

Daily calorie expenditure

Wren Kitchens

Here’s the breakdown of calories burnt from weekly activities:

Weekly parent activites

Wren Kitchens

But if you’re after some more creative ways to integrate a sweat sesh into your day of fatherhood, take note from Sam Wood. He’s designed the perfect workout where you can include your little one. Check it out here.

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