8 Ways To Burn Serious Calories That Don't Feel Like Working Out

A recent late-winter skiing trip reminded us here at Healthy Living that there are lots of ways to get in shape that have nothing to do with the gym.

And we don't mean in the way that doing a few calf raises while you brush your teeth is technically adding more activity to your day. Below, you'll find seven ways to move more that burn serious calories -- and don't feel at all like what you think of as "working out". What's your favorite?

Note: All calorie counts are approximate and based on a 150-pound person.

1
Snowboarding
Thirty minutes can burn 285 calories, according to Self.com.
2
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Don't just float there -- get paddling! Some vigorous SUPing can burn 250 to 350 calories in 30 minutes, Shape.com estimated.
3
Dancing
As long as we're not talking a slow waltz, you can shred 163 calories in 30 minutes of dancing, according to MyFitnessPal.
4
Surfing
Catch waves for just 30 minutes and you'll burn more than 100 calories.
5
Skiing
Like snowboarding, vigorous downhill skiing can also torch 285 calories in half an hour. Take things cross country for an even greater burn.
6
Skateboarding
Embrace your inner teenager and you could burn 170 calories in 30 minutes.
7
Gardening
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Spend 30 minutes in your flowerbeds and you can torch 136 calories.
8
Snorkeling
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Thirty minutes among the coral can burn 170 calories.
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