Surprising ways to burn calories
We're not suggesting you give up your gym membership, but it's fun to note that many of the things we do regularly as part of our daily routines have the power to get our heart rates up and our metabolisms going.
We've rounded up a list of unusual calorie-burning activities that burn anywhere from 50 calories in a sitting (yes, you read that right: some of what we found doesn't even require getting off your butt!) to 500 calories in over an hour of activity that is still decidedly not exercise.
Click through the slideshow above for nine intriguing calorie burns that you'll want to add to your weekly to-do list stat!
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