50 Relaxing ways to burn 100 calories

By: Health Local Staff Oct 19, 2012
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Shedding calories doesn’t need to stress you out or feel like a chore. Here is a list of fun activities that help you work off calories.

Your body is aching to burn the energy you consume by doing fun things that will leave you feeling more energized than when you began. It’s how our bodies are naturally designed! This list will give you an idea of how Zen it can be to keep your chi flowing. It might even inspire you with a few new ideas of your own.

1) Rock out on your guitar for 32 minutes
2) Tango with a partner for 19 minutes
3) Prepare a meal to share with friends for 42 minutes
4) Pick apples for 31 minutes
5) Do jumping jacks for 10 ten minutes
6) Do squat thrusts for 7 minutes
7) Play tug of war with your dog for 13 minutes
8) Cultivate your garden for 21 minutes
9) Practice vinyasa yoga for 12 minutes
10) Trim your hedges for 22 minutes
11) Play hopscotch for 13 minutes
12) Climb around in a tree for 15 minutes
13) Tread water for 12 minutes
14) Practice batting for 15 minutes
15) Rollerblade for 14 minutes
16) Rollerblade uphill for 6 minutes
17) Take a pleasant constitutional around the neighborhood for 29 minutes
18) Play catch for 38 minutes
19) Play Frisbee for 20 minutes
20) Ride your bike for 10 minutes
21) Play bocce ball for 45 minutes
22) Play air hockey for 29 minutes
23) Fly a kite for 14 minutes
24) Kayak for 21 minutes
25) Play skee ball for 35 minutes
26) Cross-country ski for 13 minutes
27) Snowboard for 10 minutes
28) Play on the monkey bars for 6 minutes
29) Play tag with your kids for 12 minutes
30) Sing your heart out for 15 minutes
31) Imitate an angry gorilla for 11 minutes
32) Do pull-ups for 10 minutes
33) DDR (um, that’s Dance Dance Revolution) for 11 minutes
34) Tap Dance for 16 minutes
35) Shoot a bow and arrow for 33 minutes
36) Carry a picnic lunch out to a beautiful spot for 22 minutes
37) Climb steps to a lovely vista for 14 minutes
38) Get ready to go out on the town for 46 minutes
39) Go hiking for 16 minutes
40) Take a nap for 109 minutes
41) Ride a scooter for 17 minutes
42) Fence for 15 minutes
43) Give your cat a bath for 31 minutes (spend an additional 10 minutes tending to scratches)
44) Shop downtown for 29 minutes
45) Juggle a soccer ball for 13 minutes
46) Paint for 49 minutes
47) Stand on your head for 9 minutes
48) Carry a pet or small child for 27 minutes
49) Wash dishes for 24 minutes
50) Play catch for 26 minutes

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