Burn off those calories!

This is the time of year when a lot of us eat a bit too much. With Thanksgiving and all the holidays goodies abound, the temptations are everywhere! If you can’t lose weight, you can at least maintain your current weight with some exercise and keeping yourself moving. That doesn’t mean you should overdo it on the pumpkin pie of course. 🙂

Vacuuming — 25 minutes of vacuuming around your home will burn just about 100 calories.
Dancing — 20 minutes of dancing at a moderate pace will burn 100 calories. C’mon, you know you love to do it, so have some fun with it.
Housework — Vigorous housework for at least 20 minutes will burn a little more than 100 calories. You have to do it, so why not make it count?
Biking — How about a light bike ride? A light intensity of approximately 10 mph will burn more than 100 calories in just 40 minutes.
Take the stairs — If you work in an office building, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Approximately 20 minutes will burn about 100 calories. Take them as much as possible and avoid the “oh too easy” elevator.
Pushing baby stroller— Pushing a stroller burns approximately 60 calories in 20 minutes. No problem, two nice and easy 20-minute strolls per day will get the job done without even breaking a sweat.
Wash the car — You can also wash your car for 18 minutes and it will burn about 100 calories.
Jump rope — Do this activity for at least 15 minutes to burn off 100 calories, The jumping will increase heart rate as well as strengthen leg muscles.
Yoga – A 20 minute yoga routine can help you shed 100 calories while you stretch, bend and reduce stress. It’s an all-around good workout.
Shadow boxing — Hop onto your toes and keep moving, pretending to punch a surly store clerk as your move side to side and throwing punches in rapid combinations. Boxing tones your abs, legs and arms and burns approx 100 calories in 10 minutes.

What do you do this time of year to stay fit and in shape? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments.


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