10 Ways to Burn Calories Fast


Don’t have time for your usual workouts? Perhaps you’re traveling, have meetings from dawn ‘til dusk or something unexpected comes up. Now your workout time disappears. When life steals your exercise time, you don't have to forgo your workout. 

If you have a few minutes, you can redeem your work out by simply burning off 100 calories and get your heart pumping fast.  

Most estimates are for a person weighing approximately 130-150 pounds. If you weigh more, you can probably shorten the duration, but if you are lighter, add a few minutes. 

Here are 10 ways to torch 100 calories: 

1. Take the stairs
Stair climbing for 15 minutes will burn 137 calories. Do you have a 15-minute break at work? Find a stair case and set your phone alarm to alert you when 15 minutes have passed.

2. Run fast for 5-minutes
By the time you are 4.5 minutes in, you will have already burned 100 calories. If you can’t get outside, simply run in place. 

3. Ride a stationary bike
Stationary bikes can take you a long way, even while you remain in the same spot. Try biking 20 mph for 4 minutes and 54 seconds.

4. Work on the lawn
Pull weeds for 17 minutes, rake leaves for 20 minutes, or dig dirt for 16 minutes.

5. Calisthenics
Spending 15 minutes doing some light body weight squats, lunges, jumping jacks, get-ups and knee-ins will burn about 137 calories. 

6. Go for a walk
A 150-pound person will burn approximately 117 calories by walking at a four mph speed for 20 minutes. Walk in place if you don't have a good area to walk in outdoors or while you watch your favorite television show.

7. Grab the vacuum
Vacuuming your home or office for 28 minutes will burn 100 calories. This is a great way to sneak in some exercise at work and get on the good list of your coworkers. 

8. Organize the garage
Spend 15 minutes putting things where they belong and you will burn 100 calories.

9. Swim laps
It only takes 12 minutes to burn off 100 calories while swimming.

10. Mow the lawn with a push mower
14 minutes is all it takes to zap 100 calories.

We know life gets busy. That's why we came up with these tips to help you look and feel your best. To take your healthy lifestyle to the next level, check out what our Mountain Sports Club has to offer.