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Calorie burning exercises

Posted Nov 13 2012 6:02pm

Calorie burning exercises are all around us and we need to look at the best way to use our time to burn the calories from the food that we eat.For an individual who is overweight, exercising to lose that weight is one of the most rewarding activities you will ever embark upon.  However, there are literally thousands of activities you can do to burn calories. Don’t think that it is just your workout that is burning calories as there are many calorie burning exercises and activities.

Calorie burning exercises

with Stationary Bike

It can be intimidating, to say the least, wondering where to start with such a varied array of exercises.  There are certain activities, though, that can take calorie burning to a whole different level. Listed below are the top X ways to burn calories (note: number of calories burned per activity assume a body weight of 150 pounds and exercise time of 30 minutes).

These activities can be split up into three general groups: Gym activities, training and sports activities, and daily life activities.

  • Vigorously riding a stationary bicycle 358 calories
  • Step aerobics using a ten to twelve inch step 341 calories
  • Stairstep machine without using the hand rails 307 calories
  • Vigorously using a stationary rowing machine 289 calories
  • Step aerobics using a six to eight inch step 289 calories
  • General vigorous calisthenics 273 calories
  • Using an elliptical trainer 245 calories
  • Running at ten mph 545 calories
  • Bicycle lane at twenty miles an hour 545 calories
  • Rollerblading 426 calories
  • Bicycling at sixteen to nineteen miles an hour 409 calories
  • Running at seven miles an hour 392 calories
  • Bicycling at fifteen miles an hour 341 calories
  • Vigorously swimming laps 341 calories
  • Practicing Martial Arts 341 calories
  • Running at five miles an hours 307 calories
  • Playing competetive football 307 calories
  • BMX or mountain biking 290 calories
  • Vigorously downhill skiing 282 calories
  • Moving household furniture 205 calories
  • Shoveling snow 205 calories
  • Mowing lawn with a push mower 187 calories
  • Digging dirt 170 calories
  • Hanging storm windows 170 calories
  • Caulking windows 153 calories
  • Playing moderately active child games 136 calories
  • Bathing your dog 119 calories
  • Vacuuming 119 calories
  • Washing your car 102 calories
  • Reading a book 34 calories
  • Sleeping 31 calories

As you can see, there are a number of activities which can be employed to lose weight.  The most effective exercises may not be a surprise to you running, bicycling, and step aerobics are at the top.  But you may have been surprised to read that you can burn 136 calories just by playing with the child for a half hour.  By using this list you will be able to custom tailor your workout routine to your exact needs.

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