Six Ways to Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes

One of the most common excuses for not exercising is not having enough time — especially during the holidays. Between work, family and social responsibility, it’s easy to let the gym take a back seat.

But no matter how busy you are, we’re willing to bet you can find intervals of 10 minutes throughout your day to burn some calories. A Boston University study found that even short bursts of ten minutes spread out throughout the day can be as beneficial as longer hours spent at the gym.

With that, we rounded up a few of our favorite 10-minute workouts that burn around 100 calories each (estimate based on a 150-pound woman). Do these in the morning while the kids are getting ready, on your lunch break, or a few hours before bed and you’ll find getting your workout in is way easier than you thought.

  • Jump rope at a moderate intensity
  • One mile run
  • Bike ride (12 + mph)
  • Elliptical
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Brisk jog up the stairs

In addition to these easy workouts, make sure you stay active through out your day: Walk over to your boss’ office instead of calling her, make a few trips to the water cooler, and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Small changes can make a big overall difference in not just your weight, but also your mood and health.

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