Getting into top physical shape can be a daunting task for many people. It just seems like they can’t find the best way to burn off those calories, and everything seems like a chore. When you think of physical fitness, the last thing you want is to make your exercise routine seem like hard work. Fitness should be looked at, not only as being fun but also as being an investment in your health and longevity. Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those Calories:
Dancing is an excellent calorie burner. Invite some friends over and cut a rug. Getting up and doing a few fun moves for just 40 minutes has the ability to burn 100 calories, and possibly more. Strap on your Polar A300 Activity & Sleep Tracker and see how many you can burn.
Give Your House a Makeover
It is now bbq season, which is a great reason to makeover your home. Before you call your friends over for that cookout, freshen up your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint. Do it yourself and save not only money but also get a workout. By putting on that new coat of paint yourself, you can burn off over 200 calories per hour. Call up a few friends and have a paint party. You can grill them a thank you lunch while you’re painting, and be notified when your food is ready on your smart phone, if your using your Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer.
Go to the Supermarket
Going food shopping is a workout, even if you don’t realize it. Spending just 45 minutes shopping can burn over 115 calories. You’ll burn another 40 calories carrying your bags into your home and up the stairs, and yet another 40 putting them away. Who knew food shopping could be so physical?
Work on the Garden
Simply uprooting weeds for 25 minutes can burn more than 125 calories. If you decide to plant new plants, this can burn another 75 calories. Combine that with watering the garden, carrying the trash away, squatting down and standing up and you’ll learn that gardening is a calorie killer. If you’re growing vegetables in your garden, you’re putting yourself in an even healthier position. Physical fitness and organic eating is always a good thing.
Shop till You Drop
Grab your Garmin vivofit 2 Fitness Activity and Sleep Tracker and hit the mall for a little shopping. Walking from store to store is exercise alone, but did you know that you also burn 11 calories for each outfit you try on? Track you steps and burn those calories. If you have to shop your way to fitness, I am all for it.
Wash Your Car
Washing and waxing your car can burn 204 calories in 40 minutes. Partner that with cleaning out the inside of the car as well, and you’ll see those calories burning faster. Now your car is shining, and you have quite a few reasons to feel better about yourself.
Grab a few friends and go bike riding for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your fitness level. Just 30 minutes of casual cycling can burn over 100 calories from a person weighing approximately 150 pounds. Strap on your Polar RCX3 BIKE Heart Rate Monitor Black and track your progress.
Who really doesn’t like to take a dip? Not only is it fun, it’s a great way to physical fitness, and an excellent cardio workout. Just 15 minutes of swimming at a moderate intensity can burn approximately 100 calories.
Water skiing is not only fun and super cool, but it’s also a great way to burn calories. While it is fun, you can burn over 100 calories by taking 20 minutes out of your day to have fun. Be careful not to fall off, although swimming would still give you a workout.
Had I known that mini golfing burned as many calories as it does, I would have probably started doing this a long time ago. While you’re having fun with friends and family, you’re also burning well over 100 calories in a simple one hour game. Chances are you wouldn’t even realize it. You know they say time flies when you’re having fun.
Go ride a bike, or paint a wall. Perhaps you’d rather go swimming or water ski. It doesn’t matter which method you choose, as long as healthy is the destination. Burn those calories and enjoy a new you. Happy Fitness!