If you’re one of those people who seeks to be as efficient as possible with exercise – more calorie expenditure in less time – it might please you to know that some athletic options are better than others.
It all depends, of course, on the intensity of the exercise and the weight of the athlete (the heavier the athlete, the more calories lost, of course). But to aid in your choice of sport, American organization Mayo Clinic has examined research from the American Health Institute to select the Champion Burner modalities.
Contrary to what you might think, an hour of water aerobics comes out in front of exercises like canoeing. Golf burns more than volleyball, as long as you carry your own golf clubs up and down. And Tai Chi and ballroom dancing are equivalent (both in calories and in the hassles of beginners).
Let’s go to the complete list for three different weights. Check which is closest to your weight:
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