Ten Fun Summer Activities that Burn 50 Calories

Ten Fun Summer Activities that Burn 50 Calories

Summer is here!  Summer sparks our interest in getting outdoors.  Whether it’s a simple walk, or a bike ride to the park for a picnic, this season seems to motivate us to get out there and move.  Quick bursts of activity that we may not consider exercise can be fun ways to get outdoors, enjoy the sunshine and squeeze in some exercise time in the process. Here is a list of 10 ways to burn around 50 calories (based on a 150-pound person). Combining a few a day can add up!

Go For A Bike Ride. It’s the perfect outdoor activity, and fun for the whole family! 

Play Frisbee. A quick six-minute game with friends will improve your hand-eye coordination.

Wash Your Car . Just 15 minutes of scrubbing will do it!

Play With Your Kids. Fooling around with your little ones is more of a workout than you might think. Twelve minutes of chasing them around could burn 57 calories!  Ten minutes of hopscotch will do it too.

Do Some Yard Work. While it may not sound like the most fun outdoor activity, super-appealing Saturday afternoon activity, 10 minutes of yard work could help you burn 59 calories. Plus, you’ll have a great yard to show for it!

Jump Rope. Five minutes of jumping can burn 59 calories.

Play Mini Golf. Putting around on a miniature course for 15 minutes will do it. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly (or not-so-friendly) competition?

Fetch With Your Four-legged Friend. Playing with your pet for 15 minutes can burn 50 calories!

Tread Water. While you’re hanging in the pool or ocean, take some time to try to stay afloat without putting your feet down. Tally up 12 minutes, and you’ll shed 54 calories!

Do Jumping Jacks.  Drop 56 calories in just six minutes!