20 #ways to #burn 200 #calories

Burning calories need not be an intensive training ritual or sweating out in the gym every day. It is true that weight loss requires healthy eating practices and a disciplined routine that comprises of various physical activities. But who said that these activities are constricted to a boring gym only!

20 ways to burn 200 calories

We give you fun and easy ways to burn 200 calories, pick and choose what you love to do and then see the scale moving in the right direction.

Remember that skipping rope that is tucked away in your ward robe. Well, it’s time to bring it to use. Get into a pair of comfortable cushioned shoes, and start hopping! Skipping is a good cardio workout too.

10-15 minutes = 200 calories burned

Hit play
No! We are not asking you to sit on the couches all day playing a video game that will give you a dark circle. Instead opt for ones that have you on your feet. Call a friend over and indulge in an hour of thumb exercise along with jumping and sweating with guns and PS3 wands.

50 minutes = 200 calories burned

Green way
Stop complaining about how the trees are not trimmed and the plants are not shaped in your vicinity. Why not take a couple of gardening tools and get started. Having plants around you is also a way to de-stress.

40 minutes = 215 calories burned

Workout buddy
Take your pet to a near by park or running track and walk briskly. Try running for a while; play with your pet as he needs to stretch too!

25 minutes = 190 calories burned

Car wash
Why send the car or your bike to an expensive car wash when you can do it yourself? Get into your loose pyjamas, grab a bucket, scrub, soap and get into a heavy duty clean up

40 minutes = 216 calories burned

Net practice
What about a game of badminton? All of us have a pair of rackets kept above or under our cupboards. Polish your skills with the racket while you get some good stretches, jumping, bending and muscle fun.

25 minutes = 218 calories burned

Every time you sit to watch your favorite sitcom you pass a comment of how messy the house looks from that corner. Get off the couch and give your house a makeover – dusting, lifting, pushing all will help you lose calories.

25 minutes = 210 calories burned

Stair training
Stop pressing the lift button every now and then; try to remove the thought of taking the stairs the lift but take the stairs. Be it the shopping mall, your residential building, office or school.

30 minutes = 216 calories burned

Activity time
Done with dinner and watching TV, stop before you head to your room. Why not play a board game, do a fun activity, do some reading or indulge in gossip?

60 minutes = 200 calories burned

Gully cricket
Why waste the afternoon sitting at home watching sitcom reruns, rather call your friends, head to the nearby grounds and get out the Tendulkar in you playing. Carry your cricket kit, and stumps and gloves. It is a great exercise.

50 minutes = 210 calories burned

Take a dip
Put on your swimming costume and take a plunge. Swimming is the best form of workout and your body will feel refreshed and charged up.

30 minutes = 215 calories burned

Take your bike out and go for a ride; an evening or morning trail will work wonders. A 10-12 mph pace is moderate for most people, but you’ll burn more calories going uphill and/or faster.

30 minutes = 210 calories

Clean and organise
Clean out the garage or the ward robes. You’ve put it off for too long, and you know it needs it-so why not use it as an excuse to burn some calories! Get rid of what you don’t need – clothes and the weight.

25 minutes = 210 calories burned

De-stress with a massage
After a stressful day, you need a full body massage; you can also spice up the mood with your partner. Get hold of his/her favourite oil and get on with it.

42 minutes = 200 calories

Boot camp
Just create your own boot camp. Jump, squat, a few push ups, jumping jacks and a little bit of marching. Do each of them for 2-3 mins and then repeat.

30 minutes = 200 calories burned

Paint the wall
Add a fresh coat of paint to your favourite room to burn calories while you cross off your to-do list!

40 minutes = 208 calories burned

Let down your hair and groove to some desi numbers in your living room, rope in your kids and partner too. Throw your hands in the air, move, jump, swing and every possible thing you want to do. Just remember to keep away from the delicate furniture.

40 minutes = 216 calories burned

Meeting friends at a cafe seems outdated, why not have a game of football at your local play ground. It is a great way to build relationships too.

20 minutes = 192 calories burned

The historic treadmill
Remember after a session with your health freak friend you bought yourself an elephant (read treadmill). It’s time for a quick jog (try to maintain it at about a 5 mph pace)

20 minutes = 192 calories burned

Vacuum your house
This one job seems to never end, but fret not. Put on your favourite music, wear a bandana, change into comfortable clothes and keep moving. Complete it as quickly as possible to ensure your heart rate gets up!

40 minutes = 216 calories burned

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