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Ashtanga – 300 calories per hour, equal to a brisk walk
Power Yoga – 300 calories per hour, equal to a brisk walk
Vinyasa – 445 calories per hour, equal to a 1 hour bike ride
Bikram and Hot Yoga – 630 calories per hour, equal to 1 hour of jogging (Watch The Barkan Method: Hot Yoga to discover how to lose weight with this form of yoga) 2. Dancing Dance is an effective form of exercise and can burn just as many calories as you would by swimming, walking, or bike riding. The amount of calories you will burn depends on the intensity of the dance, length of dance, how much effort you put in, and how much you weigh. You can burn anywhere between 200-400 calories with just half an hour of continuous dancing. Studies have shown that people who weigh more tend to lose more calories while dancing. • 105 pounds = average 240 calories per hour
• 170 pounds = average 388 calories per hour
• 250 pounds = average 572 calories per hour The most effective forms of calorie burning dance styles include pole dancing, Zumba, and belly dancing. Dancing does not only provide calorie burning benefits it helps to improve muscle strength, bone density, balance, and co-ordination. Zumba is the most effective form of dancing for weight loss. For DVD instructions and all the tools you need to do Zumba at home, check out this complete home Zumba Fitness Total Transformation System. 3. Housework Housework is an excellent way to burn extra calories and it is something most people do on a regular basis which is a bonus. The amount of calories you burn depends however on the amount of effort you put in and different forms of cleaning have their own individual benefits. The best chores to work out your arms include sweeping, mopping, dusting, and polishing. To tone your thighs and improve flexibility any stretching or bending chores will help such as making the bed, washing the windows, or doing the laundry. As mentioned before you will burn more calories performing more intensive jobs including spring cleaning and decorating. Do not forget the stairs, by running up and down these during your daily cleaning rituals will provide an effective workout. 4. Gardening Gardening is a hidden treasure for burning calories; you have the added benefit of getting in touch with nature and breathing in the fresh air. It can also be very relaxing and can help clear your mind, what other form of exercise allows you be relaxed while burning calories? Studies have shown that the continuous simple acts of kneeling, standing, weeding, and watering can burn over 300 calories per hour of gardening. For the majority of workouts available in your typical gym you can find an alternative method while gardening. Breakdowns of calories you are likely to burn are as follows: Ride-on mower: 101 calories
Push mower: 182 calories
Manual shears: 182 calories
Weeding: 182 calories for ½ hour 5. Swimming Swimming is a great workout which works all major muscle groups in the body and therefore is a very effective way to burn calories. This is a perfect form of exercise as it is low intensity ensures there is no stress on muscles and joints. Depending on what swim stroke you do will determines how many calories you will burn. Freestyle: This is the quickest swimming stroke which tones your abdominals, glutes, shoulders, and strengthens the back.
Calories burned: 100 every 10 minutes. Breaststroke: This stroke provides a good workout for chest muscles, inner thigh, shoulders, hamstrings, and triceps. It also tones up the heart and lungs.
Calories burned: 60 every 10 minutes. Backstroke: This stroke tones the buttocks, stomach, shoulders, and arms.
Calories burned: 80 every 10 minutes. Butterfly: This stroke improves upper body strength, increases flexibility, tones abdominals, chest, back muscles, arms, and triceps.
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