It’s easier than you think to burn 100 calories. Add some of these activities into your day to give your fitness regime a little boost.
Even if you just do one per day, it adds up to 700 calories a week, or 3000 a month.
Doing five per day for two weeks can mean losing 2 pounds. And most of these activities you can do in less than 15 minutes. Not a bad way to give your weight loss efforts an extra kick!
How To Burn 100 Calories
Here are some quick, easy and fun ways to burn 100 calories…
Hop on an exercise bike and peddle at a moderate pace for 5 minutes. If you prefer a more leisurely ride on a proper bike, you can burn the calories in around 30 minutes.
Jump the calories away
Just 10 minutes of jumping rope will burn 100 calories.
Put the music on
Dancing at a fast pace will burn 100 calories in less than 15 minutes. Or, you can slow-dance with a partner for 25 minutes and get the same effect.
Get out the lawn mower
Mowing the grass for 15 minutes gets you to the 100 calorie mark.
A moderate-paced jog will burn the calories off in around 10 minutes. Too cold to go outside? You can jog in place for 12-15 minutes.
Take a walk
A 15 minute power walk is all you need to burn 100 calories.
Clean the house
You have to do it anyway. 25 minutes of dusting, cleaning and mopping the floor will burn 100 calories.
10 minutes of swimming laps is all you need to burn the calories off.
Fire the gardener
Work in the garden, weeding or planting, for 20 minutes.
Burn 100 calories by rollerblading for 15 minutes.
Low-impact aerobics will burn 100 calories in about 15 minutes. Higher intensity aerobics will take less than 10.
Take your dog or kids to the park and toss around a Frisbee for 30 minutes.
Play with the dog
Playing fetch for 20 minutes burns 100 calories, and the exercise is good for both of you.
Relax with Pilates
Do Pilates for 20 minutes and it will get you to the 100 calorie mark.
Let out your anger
10 minutes of kickboxing will burn the calories right off!
Move those hips
Hula-hooping for 20 minutes is a fun way to get rid of those calories.
A vigorous game will burn the calories in around 15 minutes. This is all you need – you can even just hit the ball against the wall on your own.
10 minutes will burn 100 calories. You can even split it up and do it in the ad breaks during your favorite TV show.
40 minutes of leisurely window shopping gets you to the 100 calorie mark.
Sweat it out
10 minutes in the sauna will burn 100 calories with no effort at all.
Row, row, row your boat
15 minutes on the rowing machine will get your heart pumping and burn those calories.
Salute the sun
25 minutes of yoga will burn 100 calories and give your mind a break.
Take the stairs
Climbing up and down the stairs for 15 minutes gets you to 100 calories- do it all at once at home, or split it up throughout the day.
Get an exercise ball
Even just sitting on an exercise ball instead of your office chair will burn the calories in 2 hours.
Become a fidgeter
Tapping your foot, bouncing your knee or pacing around while on the phone can add up to 100 extra calories throughout the day.
Lift some weights
15 minutes of intense weight training will get you to the 100 calorie mark- 30 minutes if you lift with more moderate intensity.
Drink cold water
Drinking a glass of ice cold water quickly burns 25 calories- so have four glasses spaced throughout the day.
All you need is 6 minutes of hard work on the elliptical trainer.
13 minutes of circuit training will have you burning those calories.
Do some crunches
10 minutes of sit-ups will get you to 100 calories.
Shoot some hoops
Playing basketball or even just shooting hoops on your own will burn 100 calories in 20 minutes.
Every little bit of exercise adds up when you’re trying to lose weight. And the good news is, it’s easier than you think to burn 100 calories.
Try sprinkling a few of these activities into your daily routine and you’ll give your fitness plan that extra kick!
Burning an extra 100 calories a day adds up to 3000 a month – not bad for only an extra 5-15 minutes each day.