So you are extremely busy and don’t have time to work out, but you also want to have a beautiful physique. Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is – you can stay in shape in ways, other than engaging in rigorous workouts in the gym. The bad news is that you will still have to make an effort. But don’t you worry! In this article, we share with you 8 simple ways to quickly burn calories. They are really engaging and fun and should keep you motivated as well as entertained. Well, some of them at least.
1. Go For A Swim
It’s time to hit your local swimming pool! When it’s so much fun to swim, it’s much easier to motivate yourself to do it on a regular basis, than, say, to go to the gym. In only 15 minutes of swimming, you’ll burn 100 calories. If you breaststroke, it’s even less than that – only 9 minutes!
2. Go Bowling
When it comes to exercising regularly, we can have a million excuses, but not so much when it comes to going out and having fun with friends. And the next time you’re wondering what to do, go bowling. Within half an hour you’ll lose 100 calories!
3. Jump Rope
7 minutes of relatively intensive rope jumping, will be a nice little cardio workout, that burns 100 calories. No need to go to the gym either! You can easily do this exercise at home (and have a lot of fun along the way).
Just dance! In 15 minutes of dancing, you’ll burn 100 calories! Do you like going clubbing with friends? Well, there is a great opportunity to lose some weight! If you are more of an introvert or just don’t feel like going out, you can easily put some tunes at home and dance! It works miracles for your mood and is a lot of fun!
5. Give Your Car A Wash
Rather than taking your vehicle to a car wash on a weekend, you can get your hands dirty by washing it yourself. In just 17 minutes, you will burn 100 calories. Be sure to give it a good body waxing as well. May not seem like fun at first, but put some nice music on and enjoy yourself!
6. Do House Chores
Well, that doesn’t seem like fun. And to be honest, we agree. But house chores are something that needs to be done, so you might as well enjoy it. In only 20 minutes you’ll burn 100 calories. And working in a backyard or garden (if you have one) also counts! This is something you may actually enjoy.
7. Take The Stairs
Just because you have an elevator in your office building doesn’t mean you have to use it all the time. You can take the stairs instead! We understand that it might be hard to force yourself sometimes, but it is worth it. In 14 minutes at a steady pace, you’ll burn 100 calories.
8. Walk Your Dog
Now, walking your dog is definitely fun! If you have a dog, that is. The chances are you already walk him or her twice a day. Even a short walk is beneficial for you. You’ll burn 100 calories in 17 minutes. It’s really a pleasure, so why not consider doing it for longer, now that you know how good it is for you?
With these 8 simple tips, you will be able to burn 100 calories even if you’re really short on time. We hope you found this advice useful and will apply some of it in real life. If you’re really busy and want to lose weight faster, we suggest you check out Lazar’s article 7 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism.