Here Are The Exercises That Burn The Most Calories Per Hour (36 pics)

Posted in Interesting       6 Oct 2016       6593      

36. Hatha yoga | 228 calories/hour

Hatha yoga, a version of the exercise practice centered on holding specific poses, sits at the bottom of this list, burning an average of about 228 calories per hour in a 200-pound person.
 

35. A slow walk | 255 calories/hour

Next up: going for a stroll. For every hour walked at 2 mph, a 200-pound person burns 255 calories.
 

32. Bowling | 273 calories/hour

Bowling, along with the next two items on this list, ballroom dancing and Tai Chi, burns 273 calories per active hour.
 

32. Ballroom dancing | 273 calories/hour

32. Tai Chi | 273 calories/hour

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and form of exercise, often practiced with slow, deliberate movements.
 

31. Canoeing | 319 calories/hour

Next up: canoeing. A leisurely paddle down a river will burn 319 calories in an hour for a 200-pound person.
 

28. Slow, easy cycling | 364 calories/hour

Leisure cycling, defined as a pace under 10 mph, burns about 364 calories per hour in a 200-pound person. The same is true for a typical (though probably not Olympic) game of volleyball, or the movement-based, intensive "power" yoga.
 

28. Volleyball | 364 calories/hour

28. Power yoga | 364 calories/hour

Power yoga, or vinyasa, is a more movement-centered exercise practice than hatha. This article includes more information about the different kinds of yoga and how beginners can get started.
 

25. Golfing (and carrying your clubs) | 391 calories/hour

If you golf, carry your own clubs around the course, and if you weigh 200 pounds you can expect to burn 391 calories per hour. The same is true of typical downhill skiing and a 3.5-mph walk.
 

25. Downhill skiing | 391 calories/hour

25. A brisk walk | 391 calories/hour

21. Low-impact aerobics | 455 calories/hour

Low-impact aerobics burn about 455 calories per hour in a 200-pound person. The same is true of a moderate workout on an elliptical machine, weight/resistance training, and softball and baseball.
 

21. 'Running' on the elliptical | 455 calories/hour

21. Resistance training/weightlifting | 455 calories/hour

21. Baseball/softball | 455 calories/hour

20. Water aerobics | 501 calories/hour

Edging out the first major sport on this list: water aerobics. The pool exercise can burn as many as 501 calories per hour in a 200-pound person.
 

19. Light or moderate lap swimming | 528 calories/hour

Swim light or moderate laps in a pool, and a 200-pound person can burn 528 calories per hour.
 

16. Hiking | 546 calories/hour

Hiking, stationary rowing, and water skiing all burn about 546 calories per hour in a 200 pound person.
 

16. Rowing on a machine | 546 calories/hour

16. Water skiing | 546 calories/hour

15. Cross-country skiing | 619 calories/hour

Cross-country skiing is even more rigorous, burning 619 calories per hour in a 200-pound person.
 

12. Backpacking | 637 calories/hour

Want to burn even more? Go backpacking. Like ice skating and racquetball, a 200-pound person will use about 637 calories per hour on a hike with a heavy backpack.
 

12. Ice skating | 637 calories/hour

12. Racquetball | 637 calories/hour

11. High-impact aerobics | 664 calories/hour

10. Rollerblading | 683 calories/hour

7. A game of basketball | 728 calories/hour

A basketball game, touch or flag football, and singles tennis all offer great exercise, burning about 728 calories per hour in a 200-pound person.
 

7. Flag football | 728 calories/hour

7. Tennis, singles | 728 calories/hour

6. Running 5 mph | 755 calories/hour

A moderate 5-mph run will burn about 755 calories per hour in a 200-pound person.
 

5. Running up stairs | 819 calories/hour

Run up a StairMaster (or up a particularly long flight of stairs), and a 200-pound person will burn 819 calories per hour.
 

4. Vigorous swimming | 892 calories/hour

"Vigorous" swimming is even better, churning through 892 calories per hour.
 

3. Taekwondo | 937 calories/hour

Taekwondo is the most intense competitive sport on this list, burning 937 calories per hour in a 200-pound person.
 

1. Jump rope | 1,074 calories/hour

At the top of the list, though, are two very simple activities: jumping rope and running fast (8 mph to be precise). Do either of those things for an hour, and a 200-pound person will burn 1,074 calories.
 

1. Running, 8 mph | 1,074 calories/hour



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