10 Fun ways you can burn calories

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 16, 2014

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It’s time to look at some fun ways that can boost your calorie burn and get you closer to that body you've been aiming for.
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    Fun ways to Torch Calories

    If you want to torch calories and get leaner, you don’t have to be at the fitness centre all the time. Look at theses fun ways to boost your calorie burn and make your body feel better. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Laugh

    Those who are on the lookout for fun ways to burn calories can consider exercising their sense of humour. Researchers at the Vanderbilt University found that laughing for 10-15 minutes a day can burn enough calories to lose two kilograms in a year.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Turn up the Music and Dance

    Most of us dance at parties with friends and all alone in the privacy of your room. Bring out that dance moves to make different muscles of your body move and thus in return, exercise your whole body to burn some calories.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Go Biking

    A light spin on a bike for just 10 minutes can burn 50 calories. Bicycling is a great outdoor activity. You can also plan riding a bike with your family and it will be fun for the whole family.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Go for a Hike

    Going on a hike is an excellent way to lose weight, but you also get to enjoy the nature. It is a great full-body workout in which you will break a sweat besides exploring nature along the way.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Go on a Date

    According to a study conducted at the McMaster University in Hamilton, women tend to order foods with fewer calories when dining with a man. You can also consider going to the movies for a date and enjoy munching on popcorn.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Chew Gum

    Chewing gum is one of the sneaky ways to burn calories. Besides, chewing gum keeps you from mindlessly grazing. Make chewing gum your secret weapon to torch calories and get leaner.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Play sports

    Burning calories doesn't have to be a mundane struggle. There are various sports to play that can rev up your metabolism and blast calories fast. Play cricket, football or basketball whenever time permits.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Swim

    There can’t be a better way to torch calories in summer than swimming. You don’t need to do all the laps to win gold medal, all you need is a 10-15 session of water aerobics to burn 50 calories.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Read a Book

    Watching TV for hours is one of the lowest calorie-burning activities. Pick up a good book to use more of your free time in burning calories.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Sip on Green Tea

    Loaded with antioxidants, green tea has many powerful health benefits. It is scientifically proven to help you lose weight. Furthermore, it helps fend off free-radical damage that could lead to diseases.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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