When you think about burning calories, do those awful visions of spending hours in a treadmill or even giving up your social life for a gym scary you away?

I know it does, it happens with me too, but no need to be that way. We can and must have fun while taking care of our body and mind health.

So here is a wide list of choices you can make to enjoy you time, having fun and still being healthy in your daily life, just take your pick.

1 – Walking to work: In these recession times, we can think smart and make even smarter choices for our health combined with our pockets. If you live at least 1hour from your work why dont give a try walking instead of driving, in a moderate pace you can burn up to 300 calories in 50 minutes according to your weight. You save gas, give a break to your car, help the environment and will see the results right away: your mood, your body, your skin and your pocket will thank you. Do this at least 3x a week.

2 – Go to the Mall: Have a light meal and go for a walk in the mall only with a bottle of water in case you feel thristy, spend 1 hour walking around just having fun and keeping track with the new fashion trends and you will get out of there with 200 calories spent.

3 – Cut Off the Elevator: Every 20 minutes you climb up the stairs you spend 200 calories and tone your calves and tights, but careful with knee problems, you dont need to do that everyday.

4 – Going to the Supermarket: 1 hour pushing the cart takes 200 calories off of you, just be careful not going with an empty stomach to not fall in temptation.

5 – Take a look at your closet: Organizing a 6 door closed can burn up to 380 calories in one hour.

6 – Playing Nitendo Wii: 200 calories for 50 minutes of game.

7 – Jumping Rope: Go back to your childhood, remember good times and keep fit, 200 calories in 20 minutes.

8 – Playing Frisbee: Vacation time, sun, beach, kids and 180 calories in one hour you won’t see it pass.

9 – Swimming: Still at the beach go for a swim, you will have 200 calories less after 20 minutes.

10 – Play the golf: 200 calorias for 50 minutes.

11 – Car wash detailed: Detail clean your car for 40 minutes to burn at least 200 calories.

12 – Fitness Buddy: Take the dog for a walk, and try to maintain a brisk (about 4 mph) pace. Fido needs exercise, too! 25 minutes = 190 calories burned.

13 – Get Served: Call up a friend for a friendly game of racquetball or tennis. This is a good opportunity to catch up while you get fit! You don’t have to be a pro to have fun. Burn 218 calories in 25 minutes.

14 – Redisigning your room: 25 minutes of pulling, pushing, lifting furniture takes off up to 200 calories and a whole new designed room. Get up now!

15 – Basketball: 250 calories for 30 minutes.

16 – Go Bowling: Do not camp with your family in front of thv, go bowling instead, you will spend 204 calories in 1 hour.

17 – Cycling: 30 minutes = 210 calories.

18 – Racquetball: 30 minutes = 240 calories

19 – Painting: Papering, Plastering, Scraping, Inside House, Hanging Sheet Rock will burn you 204 calories per hour spent.

20 – Mowing the Lawn: 40 minutes = 200 calories spent. U se the old-fashioned way.

21 – Keeping your garage organized will safe you a headache when you’re looking for your tools and will burn you 200 calories each 25 minutes of work.

22 – Hopscotch: 4-square, Dodge Ball, Playground Apparatus, T-ball, Tetherball, Marbles, Jacks, Acrace Games all those childrens game will burn 340 calories per hour.

23 – Get Groovy: Turn on your favorite tunes and make your living room a dance hall. If you have a partner, great! If not, it just gives you more room to get down. 40 minutes = 216 calories burned.

24 – Tidy Up: This one job seems to never end, but break out the broom, vacuum cleaner, and cleaning products. Make it a goal to keep moving and finish as quickly as possible to ensure your heart rate gets up! 40 minutes = Less 216 calories.

25 – Garden: Beautify your yard. Weed the flower beds. Spread some mulch. Trim the hedges. Plant some flowers. Work in the yard for 45 minutes and love the improvements. No yard? Help an elderly person in a neighborhood; it will be good for you both! 55 minutes = 205 calories burned.

26 – Go Relax, Go Fishing: 60 minutes = 200 calories.

27 – Baking a cake o making bread for the kids: 1 hour = 272 calories burned.

28 – Diving: 204 calories per hour.

29 – Stretching: 170 calories per hour.

30 – Weight Lifting: Light Workout = 204 calories per hour.

Calories consumption based on a 150lbs female. Wear cushioned shoes, keep your posture, do not over exert, respect your limits and keep on going. All those activities are best done with a partner so you can keep the motivation.

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