6. Cycling [600 calories/hour]
Remember when you were a kid and riding your bike was the best part of the day? Hop back on that bike and start peddling! Cycling is an excellent way to get exercise, increase your heart health, strengthen your leg muscles and burn some serious calories. Outdoor cycling is fantastic and fills your need for fresh air and vitamin D. But not everyone feels comfortable biking outside or has the money to purchase a brand new bike (that one with the banana seat from 1974 might not work any more). In that case, let me introduce you to the notion of indoor cycling!
If you’ve never been to an indoor cycling class, it’s time! According to The American Council of Sports Medicine “ACSM”, an average person burns between 400-600 calories in a 45-minute class. Sound like torture? It’s actually super fun! Take riding a bike, add a room full of people, mix in some motivating music and top it off with a great instructor. Now you’ve got something fun that will push you to your limits, but in a good way. And remember—cycling is low impact!