Burning Calories – 150 at a Time
For a 150-pound person, doing these exercises will burn about 150 calories, a great start to getting into shape!
Walking a mile at a pace of 15 to 20 minutes per mile
Swimming laps for 20 minutes Bicycling for 30 minutes
Running a mile at a pace of 10 minutes per mile
Climbing stairs for 15 minutes
Raking leaves for 30 minutes
Playing basketball for 15 to 30 minutes
Playing volleyball for 45 to 60 minutes
Gardening for 30 to 45 minutes
Jumping rope for 15 minutes
Dancing for 30 minutes
Remember: The more intense the workout, the less time required to burn calories. Be sure to choose an activity that you enjoy, it's much harder to stick with an exercise routine if you’re not really wild about what you're doing.
And always use common sense: If you are feeling pain, dizziness, major discomfort, or unease while working out, call your doctor immediately.