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Fitness Moves That Burn More Calories

By Genevieve Cunningham

Exercising is a great practice to keep. We’re supposed to work out multiple times a week if we want to stay as healthy as possible. But unless you just love exercise, this can be hard to accomplish. For those who want to work out, but are less than enthused about the idea, it’s important to get the most out of the workouts that you actually finish. How? It’s all in the individual moves. To burn more calories in less time, take a look at these fitness moves that will have the calories burning in no time.


While you probably already knew that both walking and jogging are healthy habits to keep, you may not have been aware that the real way to burn massive calories is to add sprinting. Why? Because sprinting requires quick and powerful bursts of energy. Requiring quick energy forces the body to reach for fuel and to do it quickly. It reaches into your reserves in order to provide you with the energy that you demand. Luckily, you don’t have to sprint for long periods of time. Just work a few sprints into your normal workout and you’ll burn more calories than ever.


Jumping is another move that requires quick and powerful bursts of energy. Whether it’s jumping rope, jumping stairs, or jumping jacks, any form of jumping demands that the body use a blast of energy. It also requires the use of a large muscle group … the quadriceps. When the body uses large muscle groups, it needs more energy to make these muscles work. Add a few rounds of jumping into your routine, and your calorie count will sky rocket.

Lifting Weights

Anytime that you add weights to the routine, it makes the move more challenging and also requires more energy to get the job done. While lifting heavy weights requires the most energy and burns the most calories, even small weights can make a big difference. Start small so you don’t burn yourself out, and then add heavier weights when your body is ready.

When it’s time to exercise, you want to know that you’re burning calories and getting closer to that dream body. After all, that’s the whole goal! Add these moves to your routine to ensure that the calories and the weight will be melting off in no time.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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