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the most bang for your burn

fitness

Date
January 2015

Written by
Lauren Hunsberger

Category
Fitness

fitness photoFor the most part, all exercise and physical activity is good for you and your body, but certain sports burn more energy than others. According to a 2011 report by the Mayo Clinic, here are the top 10 calorie-burning exercises:

1. Running (8 mph): 861 calories*
2. Jumping rope: 861 calories
3. Tae kwon do: 752 calories
4. Vigorously swimming laps: 715 calories
5. Stair treadmill: 657 calories
6. Running (5 mph): 606 calories
7. Tennis (singles): 584 calories
8. Basketball: 584 calories
9. Flag football: 584 calories
10. Aerobics: 533 calories 

*Numbers based on one hour of activity for a 160-pound person.

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