Easy 100’s

Sometimes it’s hard to find time to workout and sometimes we just don’t want to work out. In this post I’ll provide easy ways to burn 100 calories, and if you see how easy it is, then you can do these small workouts multiple times though out the day and have a “fat-burning day.” We know it’s easy to eat 100 calories, but how easy is it to burn them off? Well, lets see-

Easy 100’s

1. Walking  The easiest and one of the most natural movements known to human beings. Fifteen minutes of brisk walking will burn approximately 100 calories. A brisk daily walk at lunch time or after work will make a difference.

2. Vacuuming  25 minutes of vacuuming around your home will burn just about 100 calories.

3. Dancing  20 minutes of dancing at a moderate pace will burn 100 calories. C’mon, you know you love to do it, so have some fun with it.

4. Weight training 15 minutes of vigorous weight training will burn approximately 100 calories. You don’t have to workout forever. Just three 15 to 20 minute sessions per week will keep your bones strong, muscles tight — and you’ll keep burning calories after your workout.

5. Take the stairs  If you work in an office building, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Approximately 20 minutes will burn about 100 calories. You don’t have to do it all at one time. Just make sure to spread it out during the day.

6. Plant a garden — Grow your own garden to eat healthier and burn off an extra 105 calories for 25 minutes spent digging around in the dirt.

7.  Mow the Lawn- Push the lawn mower through the yard and burn 100 calories in 20 minutes!

8. STAND UP!!- spend 40 minutes of your day standing, not sitting at your desk…break it into intervals of 10 minutes!

9. Go shopping 🙂 – search the racks at your favorite stores and try on clothes to burn 100 calories in about thirty minutes.

**if you want to burn that 100 just really quick, what kind of exercises can you do?


  1. Biking: 23 minutes of casual cycling
  2. Cardio dance class: 15 minutes
  3. Elliptical: 8 minutes
  4. Jumping rope: 9 minutes at a moderate intensity
  5. Lifting weights, vigorously: 15 minutes
  6. Pilates: 24 minutes
  7. Rowing machine: 13 minutes
  8. Running stairs: 6 minutes
  9. Running: 9 minutes of running at a 6 mph pace
  10. Swimming: 15 minutes moderate intensity
  11. Walking stairs: 11 minutes
  12. Walking: 20 minutes of walking at a 3 mph pace
  13. Water aerobics: 23 minutes
  14. Yoga: 20 minutes
  15. Zumba: 11 minutes

Are there any other workouts you guys do to burn 100?


25 thoughts on “Easy 100’s

  1. Great advice! It’s easier than you think to burn calories – just takes a little activity. If you combine that activity with good food choices, you’re definitely on your way to better health!

  2. Great advice….
    One great exercise tip is to ‘deep breathe’… I hear it can burn off a few more calories, and the health benefits are huge….
    Great post; Thank You… 🙂

  3. Love the advice!
    My friend recently got a standing desk at her work (she is usually there like 9 or 10 hours). She said it helped her posture and core (but you need a special mat to be standing all day, too).

    1. that sounds like an awesome addition for an office. I would get completely bored if I had to sit 10 hours straight,I already have a hard time sitting in school all day 😉 Have a good weekend!

  4. I just got a new Dyson vacuum cleaner and I have found myself vacuuming EVERY day! lol. It is good to know that I am also burning calories while vacuuming. Killing two birds with one stone.

  5. Great advice! I am with you on getting out and moving. I avoid the escalators whenever I can. It never ceases to amaze me at the airport how everyone gets on the people movers. After sitting on a plane for hours, the last thing I want to do is stand still on a conveyor belt….even with my hand luggage, I try to take the stairs or walk beside the people mover. Somehow, it helps overcome all that sitting on planes!

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