The 35 ultimate best ways to burn the most calories in an hour!

Figuring out an exercise regime can be a bit of a chore. Not everyone fancies going down the gym every week to keep fit. It’s important to find something that you enjoy and try to figure out what calories you will burn so that you know the impact will have a significant difference to your health.

Exercise goes hand in hand with your diet, and it’s just important to have a healthy balanced diet too, but what forms of exercise could you be undertaking in an effort to stay fit?

The Mayo Clinic has drawn on research published by the National Institutes of Health and have listed 35 popular forms of exercise by their caloric impacts.

Approximate calories burned per hour for a 14 st person are listed below for each activity. Exact figures will vary from person to person, depending on their body type, gender, age and other factors.

Let’s take a look at some of the fun activities you could choose and how doing just an hour of each will impact on you!

35. Hatha Yoga – 228 calories/hour

34. A slow walk – 255 calories/hour

33. Bowling – 273 calories/hour

32. Ballroom dancing – 273 calories/hour

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Strictly pro? An hour of ballroom dancing will help you burn 273 calories.

31. Tai Chi – 273 calories/hour

30. Canoeing – 319 calories/hour

29. Slow, easy cycling – 364 calories/hour

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28. Volleyball – 364 calories/hour

27. Power yoga – 364 calories/hour

Power yoga is a movement centered exercise practice, which offers a more intense workout to Hatha yoga.

26. Golfing (and carrying your clubs) – 391 calories/hour

25. Downhill skiing – 391 calories/hour

24. A brisk walk – 391 calories/hour

23. Low-impact aerobics – 455 calories/hour

22. Running on the elliptical – 455 calories/hour

21. Resistance training/ weightlifting – 455 calories/hour

20. Baseball/Softball – 455 calories/hour 

19. Water aerobics – 501 calories/hour

18. Light or moderate swimming laps – 528 calories/hour

Taking a leisurely swim in a pool, doing laps can help you to burn 528 calories per hour.

17. Hiking – 546 calories/hour

16. Rowing on a machine – 546 calories/hour

15. Water skiing – 546 calories/hour

14. Cross-country skiing – 619 calories/hour

13. Backpacking – 637 calories/hour

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Backpacking offers some great adventures along the way, but it will also help to burn a lot of calories!

12. Ice Skating – 637 calories/hour

11. Squash – 637 calories/hour

10. High-impact aerobics – 644 calories/hour

9. Rollerblading – 683 calories/hour

8. A game of basketball – 728 calories/hour

7. Tennis, singles – 728 calories/hour

A game of basketball or tennis offers a great form of exercise.

6. Running 5 mph – 755 calories/hour

5. Running upstairs – 819 calories/hour

4. Vigorous swimming – 892 calories/hour

3. Taekwondo – 937 calories/hour

This is the most intense competitive sport on the list!

2. Jump rope – 1074 calories/hour

1. Running 8 mph – 1074 calories/hour

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