Obesity is a problem for people worldwide. It’s even a growing problem for children who spend more time in front of their computers, televisions, and electronic devices than running around having fun and burning calories. But burning up the calories that can help to bring the weight of children and adults into a healthy range doesn't require expensive gym membership, personal trainers, or intensive programs. There are a number of activities children and adults can do every day to consistently burn calories. The following is a list of activities that burn the most calories.
Most health professionals agree regular exercise, strength training, doing cardio, building muscle, and increasing flexibility leads to weight loss. But activities like roller blading, swimming, playing golf, and gardening can burn lots of calories per hour as well. Sitting or standing while doing desk work or talking burns about 100 Calories per hour. Taking care of young children, cooking, or playing Wii golf burns between 128 and 139 calories an hour. House cleaning, ballroom dancing, rowing or body surfing burns about 167 calories per hour. The same amount as light weightlifting.
There are a number of other high calorie burning activities people can easily do every day. Beginner' Pilates (173), gardening, slow swimming or bicycling (223) also burn a significant amount of calories while Ashtanga yoga (239) or playing golf or basketball (250) can also make calories disappear. Simply having fun doing activities like walking, snorkeling, or downhill skiing can burn off a quick 278 calories an hour. Ice skating (306), Bikran yoga (328), tilling and gardening with heavy tools, and body building (334) can also get rid of lots of calories every hour.
Those who are really serious about burning calories while having fun can take up hiking with a 9 pound backpack, roller skating, or cross country skiing which all can burn 389 calories an hour or more. People who really want to get rid of large amounts of calories in an hour should do Vinyasa yoga (406), rock climbing, singles tennis, or calisthenics (445) or swim fast laps with vigorous effort (556). These are all activities adults and children can enjoy that will also help them to lose weight and improve their cardiovascular health.
The fitness activities that burn the most calories per hour are cross training (600), in-line skating on roller blades (695), running, (1,000), and working out with a Kettle bell (1,200). Doing these activities several times a week and combining them with a healthy diet, nutritious juices, and adequate water will cause the calories and the excess weight to simply disappear. The key is consistency. These activities must become a regular part of your lifestyle. This does not mean you have to go around counting the calories in everything you eat or do. It simply requires awareness and dedication.
Working out with a kettle bell burns the most calories per hour. However, there are a lot of other activities you can do that can eliminate calories throughout your day without much effort. Things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator when possible, parking as far from the door as is safe, and walking to do errands if that is an option, can all help burn those unwanted calories. You could also consider investing in a treadmill desk. This can help you burn thousands of calories during a regular work day.
Depending on your weight and the speed of your metabolism, the calories you burn from the activities described above may vary. The key to burning calories is to get moving and keep moving throughout the day.