You may not like it much, but running is one of the best ways to burn calories fast. In one hour of running at a speed of 6 miles per hour, you will burn anywhere from 557 calories. Impressive, huh? While that is a bit of a stretch for most people, jogging for an hour will burn up to 398 calories per hour.
Let’s face it. Those numbers might be impressive, but there’s no way you’re getting out to run. Not even if you’re paid to do it. Well, worry not. There are actually a few other ways to go about this. Check out the tips below on how to burn calories fast when you can’t run.
Did you know that pedaling a stationary bike can burn as many calories as jogging? And the best part about it is you get to lose 398 calories while seated. If you’re vigorous enough (speed and resistance), you can burn up to 483 calories per hour.
- Jet Skiing
An hour of jet skiing will see you burn up to 398 calories in an hour. This is similar to jogging for an hour. If you live close to a mass of water and don’t want to run every day, then this is the perfect sport for you. It engages your hamstrings, quad, core and upper body as it requires constant effort and balance to keep you from tipping over.
- Walking Up Hill Carrying a Load
If you carry a 10 pound load up a hill, you will burn up to 415 calories per hour. A few beverages or boos should be enough to make up 10 pounds. And the best part is, you only need to do it at a walking pace. This is definitely more than you’ll burn by jogging,
Can you dance? Then you never have to run to burn calories. One hour of aerobic dancing will burn up to 426 calories. You’ll also have more fun while at it.
It’s a lot like running, but on wheels. It’s also a lot more fun. You will burn up to 426 calories in one hour of rollerblading.
- Jumping Rope
Skipping rope is actually a great workout for burning calories. Depending on the intensity and pace, you can burn up to 670 calories per hour without leaving your home. You need to do at least 100 skips per minute to hit the maximum burn rate.
At face value, rowing looks like a sport that’s a bit laid back. However, it’s quite effective at burning calories. Since you’ll be using both your arms and legs, it puts your body through the wringer. You can burn up to 682 calories in a one-hour high intensity rowing session.
Love boxing? Well, great news. You can burn up to 727 calories in an hour of intense boxing. This is more than you will ever burn by running.
For every hour, breaststroke burns up to 585 calories while backstroke burns up to 540 calories. If you’re a more skilled swimmer, you can burn up to 784 calories with the butterfly at a moderate pace.
- Running Up the Stairs
We said no running, but this isn’t as taxing as running for an hour. You only need to do short bursts for an hour and you’re good to go. If you live close to a college with a stadium, you can run up and down the bleacher seats or even use the steps in your walk-up apartment. You can burn a whopping 852 calories for every hour.
Get off your lazy bum and start burning some calories.