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Which exercises burn the most calories in the shortest amount of time?
Asked by hjsmith75 on Apr 24, 2008 in Weight Loss

I can't always get out to exercise. I want to do exercises that burn a l lot of calories in a short time.


The major recreational calorie burners are running, jumping rope, fast swimming, bicycling and inline skating, cross country skiing, singles tennis, squash and racquetball, aerobic calisthenics, vigorous dancing, and competitive basketball and football. Physical chores, like digging, chopping wood, and carrying heavy loads, are heavy calorie burners too. Remember that vigorous activity is stressful to the body, and so you have to learn the correct technique, build up gradually, prepare your body with warm-up activities and stretches, and follow a training schedule to prevent injuries.

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