40 Fun Activities that Burn Calories


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You don't have to go to a gym to burn calories. A range of activities from the golf course to your own garden can help you slim down and tone up. Following are 40 of our favorites here at Metabolic Research Center. This list shows just how many calories you can burn by simply being active and having fun. Figures are based on a 150-pound female participating in various activities for one hour. 

  1. Aerobic dancing                                            420 calories
  2. Baseball or softball                                       365 calories
  3. Basketball                                                    550 calories
  4. Bicycling 6 miles per hour                              240 calories
  5. Bicycling 12 miles per hour                            410 calories
  6. Bowling                                                        220 calories
  7. Boxing or bag punching                                 400 calories
  8. Canoeing                                                      260 calories
  9. Football                                                       580 calories
  10. Gardening                                                    250 calories
  11. Golf with cart                                               180 calories
  12. Golf without cart                                           240 calories
  13. Hiking                                                          500 calories
  14. Horseback riding                                         270 calories
  15. Jogging 7 miles per hour                              920 calories
  16. Jumping rope                                              750 calories
  17. Martial arts                                                 730 calories
  18. Moderate housework                                   60 calories
  19. Power walking                                            600 calories
  20. Racquetball                                                510 calories
  21. Resistance (weight) training                        365 calories
  22. Rowing                                                      550 calories
  23. Running 5.5 miles per hour                          660 calories
  24. Running 10 miles per hour                           1,280 calories
  25. Singles tennis                                         400 calories
  26. Skating or roller blading                            420 calories
  27. Snow skiing, cross-country                         490 calories
  28. Snow skiing, downhill                               315 calories
  29. Soccer                                                    335 calories
  30. Squash                                                   650 calories
  31. Step aerobics                                           550 calories
  32. Swimming 25 yards per minute                  275 calories
  33. Swimming 50 yards per minute                  500 calories
  34. Tai chi                                                      220 calories
  35. Volleyball                                                 290 calories
  36. Walking 2 miles per hour                           240 calories
  37. Walking 3 miles per hour                           320 calories        
  38. Walking 4.5 miles per hour                        440 calories
  39. Water aerobics                                         400 calories
  40. Water skiing                                             440 calories

If you're looking to get into shape, leta Metabolic Research Center weight loss specialist tailor a nutrition and exercise plan that incorporates your favorite sports and activities. Call 800-501-8090 to find the MRC location nearest you today.

 

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