40 Fun Ways to Burn Calories


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From housework to horseback riding, all sorts of sports and activities are major calorie burners. Ever wonder just how many your favorites burn? Check out this list of 40 top activities compiled by Metabolic Research Center. 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

Losing weight doesn't have to be a chore. Metabolic Research Center can help develop a diet and exercise plan that incorporates your favorite sports and activities to help you meet and maintain your weight loss goals. Call 800-501-8090 to schedule an appointment at the MRC location nearest you today.

 

 

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