No Willpower No Problem

1 Sep

Best Calorie Burning Exercises

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

Were those mouth watering desserts calling your name? Did you eat a couple more than you should have? Well no need to panic, you can burn the calories right off! Just look at how many calories you can burn jump roping, rollerblading, or running so there is no reason to feel bad. The next time you can’t stop yourself go ahead and enjoy but afterwards get up and MOVE.  That is what I do when I can’t fight the urge. I never deprive myself; I eat whatever I want but in moderation and I make sure to enjoy every bite! I just exercise longer and harder or eat better the next day to make up for it.

Word of caution: it’s much easier to eat than to spend an hour trying to burn it off so choose your calories wisely.

Activity (1-hour duration)

Weight of person and calories burned


160 pounds (73 kilograms)

200 pounds (91 kilograms)

240 pounds (109 kilograms)

Aerobics, high impact 511 637 763
Basketball game 584 728 872
Hiking 438 546 654
Ice skating 511 637 763
Jogging, 5 mph 584 728 872
Racquetball, casual, general 511 637 763
Rollerblading 913 1,138 1,363
Rope jumping 730 910 1,090
Rowing, stationary 511 637 763
Running, 8 mph 986 1,229 1,472
Skiing, cross-country 511 637 763
Skiing, water 438 546 654
Stair treadmill 657 819 981
Swimming, laps 511 637 763
Tae kwon do 730 910 1,090
Tennis, singles 584 728 872

Chart retrieved from Mayo Clinic.

Photo Credit: adoofa


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