Do you ever envy your children’s endless energy to run, jump, skip and play? As the spring weather starts to warm, take advantage of all the calorie-burning ability of their favorite games. You’ll get some quality playtime with the kids, reminisce about your own childhood, and burn some extra calories.
Jumping Rope = 150 calories/15 minutes of moderate intensity.
Hopscotch = 75 calories/15 minutes
Roller Skating = 209 calories/30 minutes
Dancing = 135 calories/30 minutes
Playing Catch = 75 calories/30 minutes
Jumping Jacks = 120 calories/15 minutes
Riding Bikes = 239 calories/30 minutes of moderate intensity, about 12 mph.
Hula Hooping = 100 calories/10 minutes
Flag Football = 239 calories/30 minutes
Frisbee = 90 calories/30 minutes
Don’t miss an opportunity to join a dodgeball game, hide-and-seek, or chasing the dog around the yard. The calories burned add up to lost weight and gaining some fresh air!
February 7th, 2009