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WHICH EXERCISES ARE BEST FOR WEIGHT LOSS? HERE IS A LIST OF THE NUMBER OF CALORIES BURNED PER HOUR OF ACTIVITY - according to the Mayo Clinic Via the Daily Mail.

1) Running and skipping - 861-1,074.

3) Football and taekwondo - 752-937.

5) Vigorous swimming - 715-892.

6) Running up stairs - 657-819.

7) Running (5mph) - 606-755.

8) Tennis, climbing, flag football and basketball - 584-728.

12) Rollerblading - 548-683.

13) High-impact aerobics - 533-664.

14) Racquetball, ice skating and backpacking - 511-637.

17) Slow skiing (2.5mph) - 496-619.

18) Water skiing, rowing on a machine and hiking - 438-546.

21) Light swimming - 423-528.

22) Water aerobics - 402-501.

23) Baseball, kayaking, weightlifting, jogging on a treadmill and low-impact aerobics 365-455.

28) A brisk walk (3.5mph), downhill skiing and playing golf - 314-391.

31) Power yoga, volleyball and easy cycling (less than 10mph) - 292-364.

34) Canoeing - 256-319.

35) Tai chi, bowling and ballroom dancing - 219-273.

38) Slow walking - 204-255.

39) Hatha yoga - 183-228.

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  • What about Underwater Karate???😳

  • surely that falls in the vigorous swimming category

  • True! :)

  • Great!

    I would like to add, calories lost and fitness level achieved, after two days,each week spent with, and caring for, small runner in training, ( granddaughter). The routine includes playing, up and down from floor level, walking, ( at least nine miles over the course of the day) , lifting, and carrying, said small one, whose favourite toy.. is Grammy...me!!! :) I am the best gym in the area:)

  • I think it depends on how much effort you put into some of these activities. I can build up a sweat doing all sorts of other things 😉

  • I can build up a sweat just thinking about work and important emails and meetings and ... wait, that's not what you meant, is it ;)

    (Though I wonder how many calories anxiety burns?)

  • I was thinking of cleaning and gardening 😏

  • You cant burn than many calories in 6 minutes! :o)

  • 😂

  • 6 minutes is my limit anyway before I get bored... with the cleaning that is

  • Ha - of course... "cleaning!"

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