Published On: Nov 23 2011 11:11:25 AM CSTUpdated On: Nov 27 2014 01:00:00 AM CST
Need to work off that Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Self magazine's list of 20 easy ways to burn 100 calories.
Go coupon-crazy -- Surf Groupon.com to find great deals near you. Redeem a coupon for rock climbing, and you'll burn 100 calories in nine minutes while scaling a wall.
Throw a dinner party for your friends -- You can burn up to 95 calories during 30 minutes of baking.
Have a doggone good time -- Hoof it to the dog park at a relaxed pace to burn 30 calories in 10 minutes. At the park, use the leash to jump rope for four minutes (40 calories) and then walk back to burn another 30.
Email long-lost friends -- It takes a while, but connecting with old friends online can burn 100 calories in 63 minutes.
Be a fair lady -- Hit the batting cages for 10 minutes (54 calories), play a round of mini golf for 13 minutes (42 calories), and swing by the strength-o-meter to take a crack (6 calories).
Grow a garden -- Spend 21 minutes tilling soil and planting in your back yard and you can easily burn 100 calories -- or more.
Make the most of a getaway -- Climb the steps of Machu Picchu (or any ancient ruin) for 14 minutes to make 100 calories history. Or torch the same number wandering through a museum for 37 minutes.
Hit the mat with a pal -- Have a partner hold on to your feet for five minutes of crunches (42 calories). Then do side-by-side mountain climbers for four minutes (34 calories). Cap it off with three minutes of jumping jacks (26 calories).
Jump for joy -- Bouncing on a trampoline jiggles off 100 calories in 27 minutes and tones your legs, butt and abs. Oh, and it's also fun as all get-out.
Turn up the heat -- Head to a romantic overlook (a 10-minute walk there will melt away 30 calories). After a little canoodling (15 calories in 15 minutes), saunter back home (another 30 calories), and slide under the sheets for 16 minutes to burn the final 25.
Kick it old-school -- Bring a kite to the park or beach to blow away 100 calories in 12 minutes. Or pull on a pair of roller skates whenever possible (100 nixed in 14 minutes).
Lose in the locker room -- After cruising by the snack bar a few times (20 calories), hit the locker room for a cool-off shower (15 minutes, 40 calories). Blow-dry your hair, dress and get ready (25 minutes, 40 calories).
Do a machine medley -- Hit the elliptical for five minutes (40 calories), then go all out on the rowing machine for five minutes (60 calories).
Hit the mall -- Walking through the mall and hitting up a few stores, particularly if you use the stairs, burns 100 calories in 41 minutes.
Give a massage -- Giving that special someone a massage burns 100 calories in just 24 minutes.
Take in a flick -- Prepare and pack a picnic for an outdoor movie (20 calories in 10 minutes), lug it from the car to the grass (18 calories in 5 minutes), and toss a Frisbee for 20 minutes as you wait for the opening credits (64 calories).
Take a long nap -- Believe it or not, you can burn 100 calories when you nap for 106 minutes or longer.
Carry a small child -- Parents already know this, but hoisting around a small child for 31 minutes melts away 100 calories.
Get the ball rolling -- Dribble and shoot your way through soccer drills for 14 minutes to boot 100 calories.
Play off the pounds -- The new Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge for Xbox Live lets you go head-to-head against a virtual treat, such as the Super Soda avatar, and burn off that item's calories with activities such as boxing or running.