Staying fit is important, we all know that. It makes you look fit, it makes you feel good and it’s great for your health and longevity. But the idea of going to the gym every day can be quite off-putting for many people. But here’s the thing, working out doesn’t have to be a 2-hour-long session every day at the gym. You don’t have to push yourself that hard. In fact, there are plenty of activities that burn 100 calories in very little time.
This is honestly the easiest thing you can do, it doesn’t even feel like a workout. You could be having a leisurely walk in the park, paying a visit to your family or friends who live a few blocks away, going to the store and back. If you live close to your work you could just walk to work. Either way, just 20 minutes of walking burns around 100 calories. And if you’re walking uphill, you’ll burn that in half the time.
Swimming is fun, most of us look forward to going on the summer vacation just so that we can swim in the sea for hours. Perhaps you’re lucky enough to have your own pool, or you have a public pool nearby, either way just 15 minutes of leisurely swimming burns 100 calories, and if you’re more of a fast front crawl swimmer – you’ll burn that in 7 minutes flat.
You could do some biking at the gym, or you can take your bike (or rent a city bike) and explore the city. Just 15 minutes of leisurely cycling is enough to burn 100 calories, but we’re pretty sure it’s so fun that you’ll do it for way longer than that.
What is Zumba? Is it dancing? Is it aerobic? We’re not sure, but it sure is fun. With Zumba, you’ll burn 100 calories in just under 10 minutes, but the health benefits and the positive vibes will last all day.
Running can seem very challenging, but that’s only because we always seem to see these runners that do marathons or run for hours every morning. But realistically 10 minutes of jogging will burn 100 calories, the same goes for a 5-minute sprint. If you combine the two – that’s a pretty decent workout, and you only spent 15 minutes on it.
If you’re not really into Zumba classes, you can always just dance around in your own home to your favorite playlist. Just 20 minutes, which is around 5 songs, and you’ve burned 100 calories while rocking out to your favorite tunes. Just remember to dance like nobody’s watching for a maximum mood boost.
Rollerskating is back in trend and it looks like it’s here to stay. Have you been on TikTok or Instagram recently? All we see there are cute girls in roller skates and 70s and 80s outfits doing cute little tricks and dances. You could be one of them and you’ll be burning 100 calories every 15 minutes.
8. Chilling in the Sauna
That’s right, you don’t have to do that much work to get a sweat on, just sitting in the sauna for 15 minutes will make you sweat without effort, and you’ll burn 100 calories in the process. It’s that easy.
9. Play Fetch
Walking the dog is already burning calories, but if you play fetch with the dog for 20 minutes, that’ll be another 100 calories in the bank, and your pet will thank you for it. You’re basically killing two birds with one stone, by making the dog happy and tiring it out for the evening, ensuring a good night’s sleep for both of you.
If you haven’t tried paddleboarding yet, we suggest you give it a try. It’s way easier than surfing but can be just as fun. You will burn 100 calories in about 12 minutes, but you’ll want to paddle for way longer and you can always go for a swim too.