14 Ways to Burn Calories Without Hitting the Gym

Jul 8 2016
Looking to burn some extra calories this summer? Good news! Plenty of summer activities double as calorie burners...

Just Another Summer Day

Time to have some fun outdoors! Go for a walk, splash around in the pool, hit the trails for a hike, or hop on a bike. Too hot outside? Do some Housewalking!

Brisk walking: 240 calories per hour
Leisurely swimming: 385 calories per hour
Hiking: 385 calories per hour
Leisurely biking: 250 calories per hour

The Upside of Yard Work

Even small chores add up to calories burned. Give your lawn an hour of your time doing the following the activities -- you'll have a spiffy yard and burn about 300 calories!

Pulling weeds: 70 calories for 15 minutes
Trimming trees and shrubs: 70 calories for 15 minutes
Pushing a lawn mower: 160 calories per half hour

Party Time

Summer is full of cookouts, barbecues, and block parties… so make the most of 'em. Don't just hang around the chip bowl yapping with your neighbors -- get some games going!

Playing Frisbee: 90 calories per half hour
Casual volleyball game: 90 calories per half hour
Playing basketball (shooting hoops): 160 calories per half hour

While on Vacation

You'll spend lots of time of relaxing, but vacations are also a great time to get in some fun activities you wouldn't normally do!

Kayaking: 315 calories per hour
Snorkeling: 305 calories per hour
Fishing (while standing): 190 calories per hour
Dancing: 295 calories per hour
HG Heads Up: The figures in this email are estimates for a 150-pound person. To calculate these numbers based on your exact weight, use a fitness calculator like this one by MyFitnessPal!

Chew on this:

On this day (July 8th) back in 2008, we debuted our classic Holy Moly Guacamole recipe. It's still an HG staple after all these years!

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