100 calories can be quite easy to burn when you think about it. It’s possible to burn 100 calories doing every day activities or by dedicating 20 minutes of your time. I thought I’d make a list of a few ways you can do to burn 100 calories.
So here are 25 ways to burn 100 calories.
Please note that the amount of calories each activity burns will vary based on a persons weight! These calculations are based on a 150 pound (68 kg) person!
Walking Up Stairs
Instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs. Walking up stairs for 15 minutes burns approximately 140 calories. So while you’re watching tv (or even during the commercials), grab a stair step and get walking!
It’s true, kissing for 10 minutes twice a day can burn up to 100 calories a day. That’s 36,500 calories a year!
Cycling at 14-16 miles per hour can burn around 115 calories in just 10 minutes.
Running at 6 mph will burn 153 calories in 15 minutes. Instead of driving to the store, run there and walk back. There’s over 200 calories in 30 minutes.
Walking at a 4 mph speed for 20 minutes can burn around 100 calories. Like running, instead or driving somewhere, walk.
Running Up Stairs
Running up stars burns roughly 100 calories every 6-7 minutes.
You can burn roughly 125 calories swimming freestyle at a slower pace for 15 minutes. If you prefer a faster pace you could burn up to 175 calories in 15 minutes.
Everyone loves dancing! I’m sure we’ve all stopped workout out or even cleaning the house to break out some new dance moves. 15 minutes of high impact aerobic dancing will burn 102 calories.
Like dancing Zumba can be a more intense workout, however it can also be fun! How much you burn while doing Zumba will vary depending on which workout you choose. A low intensity workout will burn around 117 calories while a high intensity workout can burn up to 155 calories.
In 20 minutes you can lose approximately 100 calories while doing yoga. So taking a 60 minute yoga class will burn around 300 calories.
Water aerobics would be a perfect way to shed calories in summer. Just 25 minutes of water aerobics will burn around 118 calories.
In 15 minutes you can burn 167 calories on the elliptical, that’s almost 350 calories in 30 minutes.
Using the rowing machine at a low intensity will burn 102 calories in 25 minutes, whereas a moderate intensity will burn 205 calories in 25 minutes and a high intensity will burn 350 calories in 25 minutes.
Pilates may not be the most enjoyable activity, but it does shed calories. 25 minutes of moderate intensity Pilates will burn just under 100 calories.
Jumping rope can burn up to 10 calories a minute. That’s an easy 100 calories in just 10 minutes. It’s also a full body workout.
30 minutes of weight lifting at a moderate pace will burn 112 calories. Depending on how vigorously you decide to train you could burn more or less calories.
Shooting hoops for 30 minutes will burn 100 calories, whereas playing a 20 minute, full court basket ball game will burn 250 calories.
A great and fun way to shed calories is bowling. In a 30 minute game of bowling you will burn 102 calories.
15 minutes of moderate ice skating will have you burning 126 calories. At a low speed you will burn just under 100 calories in 15 minutes and at a vigorous speed you’ll burn over 150 calories in 15 minutes.
A 15 minute match of singles tennis will have you burning 103 calories. In a doubles match you can burn just under 100 calories in 20 minutes.
Ever want to move the furniture in a room of your house around? Well now you can, and you can burn calories while you’re doing it! You can burn 102 calories in 15 minutes that’s just under 410 calories in an hour!
Can you believe that going on a 40 minute shopping spree you can burn over 100 calories? Well, you can. In 40 minutes of shopping you can burn up to 115 calories.
At a moderate speed, doing household chores will have you burning 100 calories in 30 minutes. Of course this depends on what type of chores you are doing. For example, vacuuming is going to burn more calories than lets say, washing the dishes.
Walking The Dog
A good workout for you and your precious pet. Walking the dog is a relaxing way to burn calories while making sure your pet stays healthy and happy. Walking your dog for 30 minutes will burn 102 calories.
Mowing The Lawn
Instead of using a ride on lawn mower, switch to a push mower and burn some calories while you ensure your yard is looking a good as ever! On average a 150 pound person burns 4.6 calories a minute while mowing the lawn. That’s 138 calories in just 30 minutes. Of course this will vary depending on how big your yard is and how much lawn you have.
Which of these methods is your favourite way to burn 100 calories?