Torching 200 calories is right in the sweet spot of calorie-burning goals — at the gym, it’s a decent workout (and, if you do it right, you can check boxes for both cardio and strength training). Outside the gym, there are plenty of ways to burn 200 calories that make for an awesome addition to your regular workout schedule. Here is a list to help get you started.
1. Bat a birdie around
At your next backyard party, challenge partygoers to a friendly game of badminton and burn about 200 calories in 40 minutes. Don’t have the equipment? Substitute it for lawn-sized Jenga or tic-tac-toe.
See how long you can keep a volleyball in the air. Otherwise, go straight to the outdoor party classic, corn hole.
2. Act out
Charades is the perfect excuse to laugh until your sides hurt and watch your friends make fools of themselves. Up the antics with crazy categories to choose from: college professors, famous movie lines, spirit animals (real or fictional). You won’t even notice you’re burning calories after an hour of fun.
3. Sing, laugh, repeat
Settle in for an hour of Glee and participate by belting out those lyrics; you’ll burn more if you do it standing, chorus style. When it’s your turn to rest your chops, laugh.
Singing zaps 136 calories an hour, and 20 minutes of giggling torches another 67.
4. Shut off the TV
Classic board games are for more than just childhood nostalgia. A 2-hour game of Scrabble will make you smarter and 200 calories thinner.
5. Hit the mini-golf course
When’s the last time you played putt-putt? With virtual reality and Wii golf, it’s probably been a while. Luckily, this childhood pastime doubles as a calorie-burning workout. All it takes is about an hour of play to slash 200 calories.
6. Weed and seed
Make your yard happy by uprooting those pesky weeds for 25 minutes (127 calories) and planting some new seedlings (77 calories for 15 minutes).
Another surprising benefit of gardening? It actually boosts your immune system so you get sick less often. You’re actually making your yard and yourself healthier at the same time.
7. Relive recess days
We get it. Convincing your kids to play outside isn’t always the easiest task, especially when they’re glued to multiple screens on multiple devices. So convince them it’s worth it by getting in on them fun!
Join the kids in a 20-minute game of hopscotch (113 calories) followed by 22 minutes on the trampoline (87 calories).
One last thing… you should try this odd “carb trick” that burns up to 1 pound of belly fat per day…
“All this by Flavor-Pairing?” I asked.
I met an old friend for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how good she looked.
She said, “It’s not so much about the Flavor-Pairing, but more about how it re-awakens what the Japanese call, ‘the weight loss doubling molecule’ which signals 22-hour a day fat-burning effect in the female body.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 16 days to lose 22 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently 💅