10 Totally Free Ways To Burn Calories That Don't Feel Like Working Out

10 Totally Free Ways To Burn Calories That Don't Feel Like Working Out

So you don't exactly have the bank account to swing surfing lessons or a snowboarding trip, but you still want to move more -- without feeling chained to the gym.

Not to worry -- there are loads of ways to burn calories that won't cost you a penny, especially if you're willing to rummage through your garage or basement first.

Here are a few of our favorite free ways to move more. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite.

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

Play Tag
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It's like running -- in disguise! The little ones in your life will relish a chance to get active with you, and you can burn nearly 150 calories in 30 minutes while you're at it.
Go For A Hike
Head to the hills! Thirty minutes in nearby public parkland can shed more than 267 calories. Even if you just hike cross-country rather than uphill, you burn 214 calories in 30 minutes. Consider it like your last brisk walk, with better scenery!
Kick The Ball Around
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You don't have to shell out for cleats to throw together a casual soccer match. When 30 minutes burns 250 calories, everybody wins.
Take A Bike Ride
You don't have to spend big bucks on flashy gear. Dust off that helmet and take your old bike for a spin. You'll burn 285 calories in 30 minutes of moderate riding, and even if you keep your efforts light, you can shed 214 in the same amount of time.
Shoot Hoops
Make use of that hoop at the nearest park. Just 30 minutes of casual basketball can burn 214 calories.
Go For A Swim
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Take a dip in at your nearest free public pool or refreshing lake. Thirty minutes of moderate swimming can burn 250 calories, and even if you keep your splashing around a little more casual, you can still burn 214.
Play Catch
Just about everyone has an old softball or Frisbee in the garage. Grab a partner for a 30-minute toss, and you'll find yourself down nearly 90 calories.
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All you have to do is turn on the tunes and shake it. Thirty minutes can knock off 153 calories.
Tackle Chores
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It's precisely no one's favorite method of working up a sweat, but housework is not to be overlooked. Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, mowing the lawn and other items on your to-do list can burn anywhere from 100 to 200 calories in 30 minutes.
Roller Blade
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You might be a little embarrassed to don your old blades, but if they still fit, 30 minutes can torch 428 calories.

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