Spring and warm weather are finally here and this is when people really start getting serious about getting into shape for the summer. Of course, it doesn’t help when you see bathing suits hanging in the stores in February. (Dang you Target and your marketing ploy of colorful bikinis at the entrance of the store! Seriously?) To help add some motivation to your already existing exercise routine, here are 11 easy ways to burn 100 calories without going to the gym. In fact, you may already be doing a few of these activities and not even realize the great benefits you’re receiving – burning calories, and strengthening your muscles and cardiovascular system.
11 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories Without Going to the Gym
- Walking the Dog – 26 minutes
- Walking – 20 minutes at 3 mph pace
- Yoga – 20 minutes
- Mowing the Lawn – 20 minutes
- Dancing Around Living Room – 20 minutes (when no one’s watching, of course)
- Lifting Weights – 15 minutes at a vigorous pace
- Walking Stairs – 11 minutes
- Zumba – 11 minutes
- Running – 9 minutes at 6 mph pace
- Jumping Rope – 9 minutes (with or without the rope)
- Riding a Bike – 23 minutes
All of these activities and exercises are based on a 150 pound person, so actual calorie count will vary based on your actual weight and intensity level. And if you do any of the above activities or exercises several times a day, the calorie count significantly increases.
But what about those of you who work in an office all day? Read this recent blog post on 5 Quick and Easy Office Exercises to add some extra activity level to your day and help you burn some more calories. In fact, if you use that simple routine and then add some additional walking or taking the stairs to your work day, you’ll easily burn 100 or more calories.
As you can see, burning calories doesn’t have to be hard or require you to take a trip to the gym. In fact, all we need to do is Get Up and Move. It’s simple and it’s a choice.All we need to do is Get Up & Move. It's simple and it's a choice. #choices #wellness… Click To Tweet
Already doing many of the activities above? I bet many of you are already doing more than half of the list. Brave enough to tell us you dance around the living room? Come on, tell us about it! We would love to hear about it.
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