13 of the most relaxing ways to burn calories


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Spin classes burn a ton of calories.

Exercise can be unpleasant, especially if you're not in the habit of working out and are trying to get started again.


Much of the success or failure of an exercise program depends on your ability to stick to it, and incorporate it into your routine.

One way to get into the habit of exercise is to find activities you enjoy from the start - that relax you as much as they get your body moving.

Business Insider recently analyzed a variety of ways people can burn calories, and not every form of exercise requires joining a gym or taking up a new sport.

Here are 13 ways to work out that feel a lot more relaxing than than going to the gym, listed from lowest intensity to highest. The calorie-burning estimates for each one are based on National Institutes of Health research, and calculated for a 200-pound person.


The important caveat here, of course, that exercising on its own actually doesn't do much to make you lose weight. If you want to slim down, we suggest talking to a doctor about what a healthy weight is for you and working to cut down on sugar and unnecessarily large portion sizes.