5 Most Entertaining Ways to Burn 100 Calories

Who says losing weight has to be all work and no play?  As long as you're burning more calories than you're consuming, the pounds will come off. As a matter of fact, fitness experts agree that the key to sticking to any exercise program is choosing activities you enjoy and look forward to doing. You don't have to burn all your calories in one big workout either.  Three 10-minute fitness sessions provide as much benefit as one 30-minute session.   Here are our picks of the 5 most entertaining ways to burn 100 calories.  Mix and match your favorites, and create your own all-play, no-work fitness plan.

1. Dancing. Slip on your dancing shoes, and get ready to party. No matter what style you choose, dancing is a great way to burn calories and tone muscles.  The more vigorous and fast-paced the dance is, the faster you'll burn calories. How long does it take to burn 100 calories?

  • 10 minutes in an aerobic dance class or your living room with the music cranked up and your heart beat pumping
  • 30 minutes of ballroom dancing or
  • 15 minutes of Dance Dance Revolution, a video music game that gets players up and moving.

2. Child's Play. Kids know the secret to burning calories. Grab your toys, and go outside to play. You'll burn 100 calories with only:

  • 10 minutes jumping rope
  • 30 minutes of easy Frisbee or kite-flying
  • 20 minutes scrambling up and down the jungle gym
  • 35 minutes playing catch

3. Adults Only. 20 minutes of vigorous sexual activity burns 100 calories.  We're talking about serious romping, not just foreplay. But don't worry: You'll burn calories with foreplay, too, and no one says you have to stick to just 20 minutes.

4. Skating. Whether you're on the ice, in a derby, roller rink, or on the boardwalk, skating is serious exercise.  You'll burn that 100 calories with only:

  • 10-15 minutes of ice-skating or
  • 5 to 10 minutes of rollerblading or fast roller-skating

5.  Ping Pong or Table Tennis. When played like professionals, this mind-mannered game is a serious calorie-burner.  Approximately 20 minutes of cutthroat paddle-action burns 100 calories. Game on.