Burn 100 Calories Right Now Slideshow

Burn 100 Calories Right Now Slideshow

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An impromptu joyride around the neighborhood makes for a great workout. It takes only a 12-minute bike ride to burn 100 calories.

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Doing the "Single Ladies" dance is more than just fun—it's a workout. Crank up the stereo and dance like no one is watching for 18 minutes to burn off 100 calories.

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The mixer may be adding inches to your waistline. Researchers have cited a reduction in time spent cooking as a reason for the rise in American obesity rates. Cook a meal from scratch, using as few appliances as possible. Chop, mix and kneed off calories before you eat them. Spending 40 minutes preparing your meal will burn off 100 calories.

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The push-up is the perfect workout move. It builds muscle in your arms, shoulders and core. In addition to helping strengthen you, this body-sculpting exercise burns 100 calories in 11 minutes.

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Make the roses and tomatoes grow bigger this summer while you shrink down. Gardening for just 25 minutes can burn 100 calories. Pulling those weeds, it turns out, really does pay off in the end.

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Cobra pose does more than flex your back. Only 35 minutes of hatha yoga burns 100 calories. Need some pointers? No worries, a yoga class is as close as the computer.

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With the worst of allergy season closing in, a little extra dusting never hurts. Dusting your house for 35 minutes burns 100 calories. Plus,  you can cross two items off your to-do list in a single action.

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Dog owners tend to be more active than cat owners and non-pet owners. One reason is the walks required to keep them healthy. Take the dog for a long walk. He’ll enjoy letting his nose wander and the together time, and you’ll burn 100 calories in just 30 minutes.

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Love to sing? Belting out some tunes gives your lungs and diaphragm a workout. Sing your favorite new album to burn 100 calories. That's about 12 songs, or 50 minutes.

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Relive the glory days of recess by jumping rope. The schoolyard favorite makes for a serious cardio workout. Just 10 minutes of jumping rope burns 100 calories.

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Skip the escalator and elevator at the mall or office for a quick workout that really adds up. A few trips up the stairs—enough to add up to 20 minutes of stair climbing—burns 100 calories.

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Wander the hallways while you catch up with mother. Pacing while on the phone burns 100 calories in 35 minutes, and you really should call her, anyway. Answering mom’s probing questions, on the other hand, is optional.

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No, really. Video games have gone aerobic these days. From Wii Sports to Just Dance, a workout's as close as your gamer gear. Play Dance Dance Revolution on the easy setting for 15 minutes to burn 100 calories.

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Take a long stroll in the park, or check out the sales on Main Street. Go for a slow walk anywhere for 30 minutes to burn 100 calories.

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Find a high-intensity exercise video on YouTube, and do it. Bonus points if it's goofy, because laughter burns more calories. After 10 minutes, you’ll have burned 100 calories, not counting laughter.

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Heading out for a quick jog around the neighborhood is one of the quickest calorie burners available. After just 12 minutes, you'll have scorched 100 calories.

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For real. It's not fast, but breath-freshening, hunger-staving chewing gum burns off 100 calories every couple of hours. Fair warning: You may need a couple of sticks for the flavor to last that long.

Burn 100 Calories Right Now Slideshow