10 Summer Activities that Burn 50 Calories

We don’t always have the time or the energy to fit in a long run or a high energy fitness class. But, you can still burn some calories by doing household activities, getting fresh air, and having some summer fun.

Mow The Lawn
By spending just eight minutes mowing the lawn, you can burn 52 calories.

Wash Your Car

Just 15 minutes of scrubbing burns 54 calories, and your car will look great!

Tread Water
Take advantage of cottage life and spend some time in the water. Try to stay afloat without putting your feet down. Do this for 12 minutes and you’ll burn 54 calories.

Get In The Garden

Spend 12 minutes digging in the dirt and you’ll burn 54 calories, plus you’ll have some great veggies for tomorrow’s lunch menu.

Do Some Yard Work
While it may not sound like the ideal weekend activity, 10 minutes of yard work could help you burn 59 calories, and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.

Play With Your Kids

Chasing your little ones for 12 minutes could help you burn 57 calories, and they’ll burn some pent up energy too!

Go For A Stroll After Dinner
Instead of resorting to the couch for the evening, grab the family and take a walk. A 12-minute stroll at a leisurely pace could help you burn 55 calories!


Eating doesn’t have to be the only fun part of cooking…slicing, dicing and stirring for 25 minutes can help you burn 57 calories, all before the timer buzzes!

Clean The Garage

Getting some fresh air and giving the garage a quick 10-minute cleaning will burn 59 calories. 

Go Water Skiing

Eight minutes on skis can burn 55 calories!

Don’t underestimate the power of getting up and moving around. By taking care of household tasks, playing with the kids, or just doing fun summer activities you’ll burn a few calories and feel better when you’re done!

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