Wellness Wednesday…12 Fun Ways to Burn Calories this Summer


Summer on a beach

Summer is here!!! With these long days and warm weather, now is a great time to get outside and enjoy the season. Doing quick bursts of activity can really be a fun way to burn some calories and sneak in some extra exercise. Here’s a list of 12 fun, summery ways to burn around 50 calories (based on a 150-pound person). Combine a few each day, and the benefits will add up before you know it.


  1. Go For a Bike Ride

According to Self.com, going for a light spin for just seven minutes can burn 50 calories!


  1. Go For a Hike

Break a sweat and explore nature along the way. Hiking is a great full-body workout. In just six minutes, you could burn 54 calories.



  1. Do Water Aerobics

Do you love swimming in the summer but not really into doing serious laps?   Commit 12 minutes to water exercise, and you can burn 57 calories. Get your friend to join you for a good laugh and lots of fun!



  1. Mow the Lawn

Although this might not be your favorite summer activity, isn’t it great to know that just eight minutes of mowing can help you burn 52 calories?



  1. Get in the Garden

According to myfitnesspal, spending 12 minutes in the dirt will burn 54 calories.



  1. Play with your Grandkids

Fooling around with your little munchkins is more of a workout than you might think. Chasing those rascals for 12 minutes could help you burn 57 calories.



  1. Play Doubles

Lace up those sneakers and grab a partner. Ten minutes of tennis can help you burn 59 calories.



  1. Play Golf

After just 10 minutes, you can burn 54 calories. Imagine what an entire day out on the range burns.

Senior couple playing golf



  1. Fetch with Fido

Playing with your pet for 15 minutes can burn 50 calories!


  1. Grab the Fishing Rods

In 15 minutes of watching your line, you could burn 51 calories.


  1. Try a Game of Croquet

In 20 minutes you can burn 57 calories with this lawn game!




  1. Go for a Stroll after Dinner

Instead of plopping down on the coach after dinner, take a slow walk. A 12-minute stroll could help you burn 55 calories.


Stay happy, healthy, and N motion, AND REMEMBER…age is just a number!




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