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Ten Cool Ways to Burn Calories

Timeless Fitness Tip

Exercising in summer can be bad for you if you do the wrong thing, or over-do anything! Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your heart and lungs. If humidity levels are high, your body must deal with added stress because sweat doesn't readily evaporate from your skin, which only pushes your body temperature higher.

Hot Weather Sunshine

You should also avoid the midday sun. Exercise in the morning or evening when it's likely to be cooler outside. If possible, exercise in the shade or in a pool. And this is where the fun can come in...

No sweat with these fun workouts!

Wet workouts are great for the soaring summer temperatures. Following are ten activities and the amount of calories they burn per half-hour. Swimming is one of the Ten Cool Ways to Burn Calories

  • Swimming for 30 minutes burns 340 calories.
  • Treading water fast for 30 minutes burns 340 calories.
  • Jogging in water for 30 minutes burns 272 calories.
  • Swimming (crawl and backstroke) for 30 minutes burns 272 calories.
  • Running under sprinklers for 30 minutes burns 204 calories.
  • Snorkeling for 30 minutes burns 170 calories.
  • Walking in water for 30 minutes burns 170 calories.
  • Water aerobics for 30 minutes burns 136 calories.
  • Jumping waves in the ocean for 30 minutes burns 102 calories.
  • Tubing down a river for 30 minutes burns 51 calories.

These amounts are based on a 150-pound person. If you weigh more, you'll burn more calories, if you weigh less, you'll burn less.

Hydration Care

When you're outside enjoying a sun-soaked activity, keeping hydrated is vital. Warm temperatures along with physical activity can increase your body's water needs. Foods such as fruits and vegetables can help meet some of our water requirements but it's also important to hydrate with fluids. Drink a variety of beverages, including water, milk, juice and low-calorie soft drinks, throughout the day, and especially before and after activity. Having other beverage options on-hand, such as Fruit2-O Flavored Water or grabbing a refreshing Crystal Light on the Go Lemonade will help ensure you'll stay hydrated all summer long. See also: Healthy Beverage Recipes.

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