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How to Have Fun and Burn Calories All at Once

By Genevieve Cunningham

Burning calories is necessary. We burn calories all day long -- when we walk, when we work, even when we sleep. When we want to lose weight, we try to burn even more. Burning calories is actually really easy. But burning enough calories to maintain our ideal body weight? That can be difficult. And if you don't really enjoy exercise -- if you find it boring or tedious -- then the process is even harder. Luckily, there are ways to have a lot of fun while burning calories. If you're interested in more fun and more calorie burn all at once, take a look at these exercises to try now. 

Go on a Bike Ride

It's so fun to ride a bike, so freeing. It's a great way to feel the burn in the legs, and if you ride fast enough or long enough, it burns massive calories. Buy a good bicycle that's comfortable, find a good trail, and ride to your heart's content. You may discover a love for an old pastime and get in better shape all at once.

Go on a Hike

When's the last time you went on a hike? Walking in nature -- no matter if it's incredibly challenging or an easy trail -- is good for both body and soul. You may have to search for a trail that matches your abilities, but the health benefits will be worth it. All you'll need is a good pair of shoes, water, and any preparation for nature, and you're good to go.

Play a Game

One of the best ways to burn calories is to just play. Get some friends together, pick a sport or active game, and have some fun. Games make the time go by faster, the work seem more fun, and the calories burn off without you even realizing it. It's a winning situation for everyone involved. 

Hop in a Pool

Swimming is a blast. It's exhausting, but fun. When you go swimming, it works every muscle in the body, especially the core. And it also helps to build stamina, which is something you need for every exercise and activity in your life. The cooler it gets outside, the harder it is to find a good pool, but if you can find a heated option, you can keep swimming (and improving your body!) all year long.

Burning calories and getting in shape doesn't have to be all sweat and suffering. It can be fun. It can be enjoyable. Use these exercises to have a little fun while you're burning calories, and getting in better shape will be easier than ever before. 

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

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