5 Mega-Calorie-Burning Exercises That You Can Do Fast and At Home


5 Mega-Calorie-Burning Exercises That You Can Do Fast and At Home

January 21, 2014
The Women’s Information Network


The New Year has just begun, and you’ve started your resolution of getting into better shape, right? No? Well don’t you dare put it off until next year just because you’re getting off the couch a little later than usual – today’s the day that you’re starting your year no matter how little time you have or what kind of equipment you own!



Here are 5 exercises that burn mega calories that you can do right in the comfort of your own home:


Depositphotos_10592156_originalStep-Aerobics: Couch Style

Your couch can still be your favorite spot in the house, but you can start using it as a super fancy aerobics step instead of a place to sit with a bag of potato chips. Step aerobics burns 100 calories or more every 10 minutes – that’s a pretty decent work out! Whether you’re at a commercial break or just finished folding a basket of laundry, get up & start a-steppin’ up on that sofa to start feeling the burn and breaking a sweat fast.

Carpet Pilates: Babies & Kids Are Invited!Mother and baby doing yoga

Pilates exercises are fun, safe, and generally is pretty easy to get started on for any age. Not only that, but you can build a rock-solid core (we’re talking insanely toned abs ladies) by doing a small amount of this exercise a day. There’s lots of incredible pilates work outs on YouTube that are 10 minutes or less, so you have no excuse for not giving it a shot. Invite the kids in or even use the baby as a weight for your legs while you do it! The best part is that whoever you are, you’ll burn 70 calories or more every 10 minutes while also toning those fabulous muscles of yours.


Smiling woman exercising outsideJumping Jacks: Heart and Soul

Whether you’re on your lunch break, cleaning the bathroom, or making some pasta, you’ve got time to rock out to some killer music and jump like an 80s aerobics video. Jumping jacks, as simple as they may be, burn a whopping 85-90 calories every ten minutes, so switch on some “Love is a Battlefield,” find a room that you can dance it up in, and go to town to conquer those calories & have fun too!


woman jumping rope in the gardenRope Jumping: Not Just a Kid’s Game

Yes – we are giving you permission to steal your child’s pink jump rope for a few minutes a day. Did you know that rope jumping for a mere 10 minutes can burn 105 calories or MORE? Picking up after your kids never felt so good! Do it all or once or break it up – rooms will be sparkling & you’ll be feeling great with this quick, practical exercise.


Woman with snow shovelShoveling Snow: Make Use Of That Cold

Shoveling snow is typically a chore that you don’t want to do, but you might just change your mind when you find out what it can do for you. This activity burns 65 calories a minute and also increases your upper-body strength. When you are out in the driveway for an hour or more wrestling with Jack Frost, you can burn 390 calories or more – that’s huge! So bundle up and grab that shovel – you’re just a few snow piles away from fabulous.


*All calculations are based on a 140 pound woman. The more you weigh, the more you burn per minute. Every 3500 calories burned = 1 pound of fat burned.*

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