Not all exercise is created equal: the best activities for calorie-burning are aerobic and sustained.
You will need
- Athletic clothes
- A gym
Step 1 Go running Go on a run. Keep up an 8.5 mile per hour pace and you’ll burn over 800 calories per hour.
All of our calories-burned measurements are for a 155-pound person over one hour. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more; if you weigh less, you’ll burn fewer.
Step 2 Cycle Ride a bike, stationary or road. It’s relaxing and burns 1,126 calories if you keep up a 20 miles per hour pace.
Step 3 Swim Dive in and swim a few laps. It’s a little less precise, but keep up a moderate pace and you’ll drop around 700 calories.
Step 4 Box or spar Boxing is a great way to relieve stress and practice self-defense. It’ll also melt 800 calories.
Step 5 Play racquetball or a similar sport If you’re the white-collar type, a game of racquetball will give you the chance to burn 700 calories and make Sampson from Accounting look like a fool.
Step 6 Row Row a boat, or a stationary machine if you don’t have one: 600 calories and you get to sit the whole time.
Step 7 Jump rope Jump rope. Sure, it can get a little boring, but 844 calories an hour is no joke, and besides running, it’s the cheapest activity possible.
Step 8 Have sex Lastly, sexual intercourse burns up to 300 calories per hour. That’s right: jumping rope is nearly three times better than sex.
Did You Know:
A calorie is defined as the amount of energy needed to increase the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius.