I have no time to go to the gym. Sound familiar? Here’s the deal. You don’t have to hit the gym to burn calories and tone up. You can burn calories by tackling your to-do list. Here are five quick and easy ways to burn 100 calories without really trying.
11 minutes for a game of singles; 16 minutes for doubles = 100 calories
Good for overall cardiovascular fitness, bone density, coordination, and reaction time, tennis is also an ideal way to get fit if you prefer exercise to be sociable.
13 minutes walking uphill; 22 minutes walking at a moderate pace = 100 calories
“Walking improves cardiovascular fitness, which in turn reduces disease risks. It also encourages lower-body strength and endurance, and, if done outside, boosts vitamin D,” says Adepitan.
13 minutes leisurely; 7 minutes for vigorous front crawl = 100 calories
Swimming is great for cardiovascular fitness, maintaining a healthy weight, and boosting muscle strength and endurance. “It is low impact, so is ideal for those with joint issues, too,” says Adepitan.
9 minutes = 100 calories
As well as being an excellent cardio workout, Zumba improves motor fitness and coordination and increases bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis. You can find online classes on YouTube.
10 minutes jogging; 5 minutes sprinting = 100 calories
“Both sprinting and steady-state running can improve cardiovascular fitness, body composition, and strength,” says Adepitan. They also increase bone density.
13 minutes for light cycling; 7.5 minutes for vigorous cycling = 100 calories
Cycling is a low-impact exercise that is beneficial for enhancing fitness, maintaining a healthy weight, and building strength and endurance in your lower body.
7. Strength training/weightlifting
25 minutes, working moderately = 100 calories
This improves strength, coordination, bone density, body definition and fitness. Moreover, “resistance training can also elevate your metabolism for several hours after the workout,” says Adepitan. “In other words, you continue to burn calories long after strength training.” Read our article on fitness for beginners to learn how you can get started.
31 minutes = 100 calories
Yoga is ideal if you prefer to serve high-intensity exercise, with Adepitan listing its benefits as stress relief, and improved flexibility, strength and coordination.
34 minutes = 100 calories
This household activity may not initially seem that active (or fun!), but standing still for long periods can burn significant calories and work your core
19.5 minutes = 100 calories
“Gardening is a therapeutic activity that improves strength and endurance, and encourages positive mental health,” says Adepitan. Add in digging and shovelling to increase the burn.
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