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5 ways to burn upto 300kcals in 30mins


Calories burned in 30 minutes: 120

Logging household chores like vacuuming, dusting, mopping, sweeping, doing laundry, etc. is fine.Spending a Saturday afternoon cleaning house can burn as many calories as taking a 60-minute kickboxing class. Plus, you help move yourself toward your daily 10,000-step goal. Consider the fruits of your labour, a spotless home, just icing on the cake.


Calories burned in 30 minutes: 130

Walking has a low barrier to entry and can be done virtually anywhere, the treadmill, to the shops, a museum, an airport, round the park. Local walks, etc.

You can also create a cardio playlist, music to help you pick up the pace and walk along too. Listen on your phone, iPod, Mp3 player, this will help increase your exercise performance. Spice up your walks with intervals, (walk really fast for 5 mins and slower for the next 5) weights, hills, you name it.

Playing an Instrument

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 70

Strumming a guitar might not burn major calories, but you could learn and/or perfect a new skill with practice.

Whether you prefer the guitar, violin, drums or piano, you’ll burn calories in a productive way. In addition to the calorie burn, learning play a musical instrument helps protect against dementia and cognitive impairment.

Pilates/Yoga Classes

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 150–250

If you don’t wake up full of energy and ready to participate in high-impact exercise, consider a Barre class. They increases heart rate, builds muscle tone and provides little-to-no impact on the body.

Climbing Stairs

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 275

Climbing stairs is a good way to up your step count if it’s between the lift and the stairs, but you can also continuously climb up and down stairs for a killer workout.

 While taking two at a time seems harder and you may feel you are getting a better workout, climb them one at a time.

Researchers found while calorie expenditure remained higher taking stairs two at a time, the burn throughout an entire flight of stairs was higher when taking them one at a time, as you are more consistent

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