7 FUN WAYS TO BURN CALORIES
by Jari Love
Not everyone loves hitting the treadmill. Here are some ways to burn calories while having fun. Add one or two of these activities to your daily routine and watch the benefits add up!
1. Dance it Off
Rock out to four of your favorite songs in a row. Turn, Twist, Shake, Jump, Hard Core Air Guitar Solo, and Shimmy off 100 calories. You just got more booty-licious and boosted your mood with your favorite tunes—sounds like a great deal!
2. Bike it Off
Instead of driving to your local coffee hang out to get your morning coffee why not bike there. Biking is one of the most fun modes of transportation, good for the environment and good for you. Keep those pedals moving for at least 15 minutes and you’ve cycled away another 100 calories.
3. Shop it Off
No seriously, keeping up a steady shopping pace for 40 minutes means you are 100 calories closer to fitting into that perfect outfit you picked out during your shopping workout.
4. Tee it Off
Golfing and walking the whole round is a great way to burn calories. Not a golfer? No problem even a round of mini-golf can burn up to 100 calories a round. Take your kids, take your main squeeze, make a date of it with your friends. Act like a champion when you sink your puts by jumping, fist pumping and victory dancing and you’ll burn even more!
5. Dig it Off
Planting a garden this spring? Just 25 minutes of digging, weeding and planting torch through 100 calories. Hello Dandelions! Winter blahs? Go get that snow shovel, only 15 minutes here will have you melting off those 100 calories. Bring it on Jack Frost!
6. Bounce it Off
Remember when you were a kid and spent the whole summer on your trampoline? Well it’s time to bring the bounce back. Jump for Joy because only half an hour on the old trampoline bounces off 100 calories.
7. Climb it Off
Want to try something new? Try out your local climbing wall. Just 10 minutes of climbing will bring your weight loss to new heights by dropping 100 calories.
Jari Love – original creator of Get RIPPED! DVD series and group exercise classes. The hot-selling and critically acclaimed Get RIPPED! series enables individuals of any fitness level to burn up to three times more calories than the traditional weight-training program, and has received rave reviews from fitness critics throughout North America since the first title debuted in late 2005.