Virtually everyone who skips a workout gives the excuse of not having enough free time. How about we find an easy way out and clear the ‘no time’ excuse. Although hitting the gym is a fantastic idea, it is not necessarily the only way to burn up some calories. You can work out each day, with one activity or the other, as long as you stay physically active, which you can boost by changing some of your daily routines. Below are some easy ways to burn 100 calories.
1. Walk the dog
You have probably learned over time how walking benefits the body in many ways, but walking is much more fun when a form of motivation is added to it. Try taking a walk with your dog. it’ll keep you motivated since dogs are to be walked anyway. Studies show that those who own dogs are usually in better shape compared to those who don’t. So, take advantage of the dog you own and have fun while at it. If you do not own a dog, you can get one as a pet as soon as you can, unless if you’re no fan of dogs, then you can think of any other pet to walk around with. You get to burn 100 calories in about 18 minutes when you walk for 4 miles, at a fairly fast pace, per hour.
Skipping is a form of cardio exercise and unlike other forms of cardio, you don’t have to step out of your house to do this. All you need is your rope and an open space and voila Within 8 minutes of skipping, you can burn 100 calories. You can always spare 8 minutes or more every day to skip.
3. Rake the leaves
Raking the leaves is a whole lot of work and although many people see it more as a hobby than a workout, a lot of energy is burned from squatting, lifting, raking and pulling. Rake the leaves for 21 minutes and burn 100 calories.
Swimming is an intense cardio workout and also a low-impact exercise. It is easy on the joints, improves muscle strength and endurance and also burns calories quickly. You can burn 100 calories in 14 minutes of regular swimming and if you should go further in high-energy strokes, you might as well lose 100 calories in 8 minutes or less.
These tips are not only easy, but cheap and saves you a lot of time. Keep up with them regularly and notice changes overtime.
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