100 in Less than 30

It’s the holiday season and in between all those parties, shopping, baking, gift wrapping and decorating, you really don’t have the time to squeeze in a formal workout.  So here’s a list of things you can do to burn 100 calories in half an hour or less.

A clock scale -- you can use the hammer to motivate yourself to workout

  • Jump on a stationary bike and ride it at a pace of 20 MPH for 4 minutes, 52 seconds.
  • Walk uphill at an incline of 10 at 3 miles an hour.  You’ll burn about 100 calories in 10 minutes.
  • Swim for 15 minutes…doesn’t matter how fast or which stroke, you’ll still burn about 100 calories.
  • Use a stationary rower for 11 minutes.
  • If you’re a runner, run a five minute mile, you’ll hit 100 at 4:30.

And some of my favorite, non traditional ways…

  • Chop wood continuously for 4 minutes, 22 seconds.
  • Go two rounds with Mike Tyson. (don’t worry if you can’t make it that long, lying unconscious for an hour will also burn the same amount.)
  • Get stuck in traffic for almost an hour.
  • Walk back and forth to the copier for 26 minutes.
  • Jump up and down on the bed 1,336 times.
  • Spend half an hour putting up the Christmas lights outside the house.

Keep in mind that this is for a 150 pound person.  If you weigh more, you’ll burn more, if you weigh less, you’ll burn less.


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