While some sweat it out in the gym trying to burn fat, others burns calories during their day job.

It can be hard to find time to exercise but farming burns around 600 calories an hour, according to fitday.com.

Whether you’re bailing hay or mucking out, farm work is both exhausting and good for your health.

If you don’t happen to live or work on a farm, there are plenty of other fun and easy ways to burn calories.

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A recent study, by the Good Housekeeping Institute, found people tend to burn a whopping 600 calories conducting two hours of cleaning.

Intense household chores, such as cleaning windows and scrubbing the bathroom, could keep you in tip top shape – and your house will look great too.

The study found window cleaning was the most taxing task, with participants burning an average of 115 calories in 20 minutes.

Scrubbing the bathroom from top to bottom burnt an average of 100 calories, while dusting for 40 minutes burned nearly 200 calories.

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If you’d rather play a game, there are several fun activities that will help your burn off those love handles.

Ultimate Frisbee burns around 600 calories an hour, while a game of basketball can torch up to 750.

If you want to ramp it up even more, skipping can burn 1,000 calories an hour.

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While running, cycling and swimming are all beneficial, the playground favourite is the most effective at burning fat.

Jumping rope is a fun yet functional workout which improves cardiovascular fitness while toning your muscles.

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How many calories should you eat if you want to lose weight?

The daily calorie recommendation intake is 2,000 for women, and 2,5000 for men.

Health Line says if you are aiming lose a pound a week, women should consume no more than 1,500, while men should stick to 2,000.

However, this is a general rule and in reality you need to take different factors into account such as age, height and how active you are.

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