Now that the holidays are over, its time to get back into shape! With the gym packed and the non stop rain outside, why not consider a bit of painting and decorating as a great way to exercise.

Did you know that painting can burn off over 300 calories per hour? The table below gives a quick breakdown of the calories burnt for 30 minutes of painting and decorating compared to other activities:

For information on how other exercise and activities compare, see the Harvard report.

You probably didn’t consider painting your home as exercise,  however we can clearly see that its a great option after all that Christmas indulgence (not Crown indulgence!), so you can combine starting the New Year getting fit and trim with a fresh new look in your home.

To help you get started we’ve selected some paints from the Crown range to give your home a revamp:

  • Crown Period Flat Matt Paint is available in 48 different colours. You can use it to create a mood or feature wall in any living, dining or bedroom.
  • Crown Period Eggshell is the perfect trim accompaniment for painting your woodwork. It is suitable for both wood and metal surfaces such as skirting, door frames, doors, windows and radiators. It can also be used in conjunction with the period matt range for full effect.