If You Hate Working Out, Try These Calorie-Burning Activities
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to us here at Sweety High.
And while we believe that keeping your body active each and every day is beneficial, we also understand that not everyone likes to work out. In fact, some people despise it! Whether it's seeing people at the gym or touching machines that might have germs on them, there are plenty of reasons people avoid working out. If you find yourself to be one of those people but still want to burn calories, there are a few sneaky ways you can do so! Look below for some calorie-burning activities people who hate working out can do.
Ride Your Bike Around Town
Riding your bike at a leisurely pace of 12 miles an hour will burn roughly 300 calories in 30 minutes. Whether you ride your bike around town or the neighborhood, trust us when we say 30 minutes will go by fast, especially if you listen to music, an e-book or your favorite podcast!
Do Some Yard Work
Whether you're into gardening, mowing the lawn, raking leaves or something else, yard work is bound to burn off a lot of calories. In fact, depending on how strenuous the work is, you can burn anywhere from 200 to 400 calories in one hour! Yard work is fun because you get to see your progress happen right before your eyes—especially if you're planting something like flowers!
Deep-Clean Your Room
If you don't like hitting the gym, you need to burn calories somewhere else. So why not clean your room? You can burn around 170 calories an hour so you're not only doing that, but you're also tidying up your room at the same time. It may not be the most glamorous of activities, but it works.
Jump On a Trampoline
Jumping on a trampoline not only sounds like a ton of fun, but it also burns tons of calories. In fact, you can burn around 250 calories in just 15 minutes! Your heart rate will rise up and get into the fat-burning range, which is good for your overall health. Go on Amazon and get your hands on a mini-trampoline—you'll become obsessed!
Dance It Out
Whether you dance around your living room, stream a class or attend one in person, dancing is a great way to burn tons of calories. In fact, you can burn anywhere from 200 to 400 calories an hour! Dancing will make you sweat and put a smile on your face, plus, you'll feel so accomplished after!
Go On a Walk
If you love being outside and in nature, we think going on a walk is a great way for you to get your exercise in. By walking just one mile, depending on your weight, you can burn roughly 60 to 100 calories. If you go up hills or through rough terrain, this will also up the calorie count. Throw in your headphones, listen to your favorite playlist and walk it out! Bring your dog along for the ride, too, to keep you company!
Wear Ankle Weights
Wearing ankle weights during any sort of exercise, like walking, dancing or running, will increase your calories burned by up to 10%. In addition to that, you're toning the muscles in your legs! We suggest wearing ankle weights that are one to three pounds—any heavier and you'll become tired very quickly and might even pull a muscle!
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