These Exercises Burn a Ton of Calories in a Short Amount of Time

Not all of us are built for marathons and other extreme forms of exercise. After all, a busy life calls for workouts that blast calories fast. No exercise promises a miracle, but the following super-efficient workouts can torch serious calories in 30 minutes. One exercise even burns 500 calories in no time (page 10).

1. Jumping jacks

people doing jumping jacks
People doing jumping jacks | iStock.com/leaf
  • Calories burned: 153 (in 30 minutes)

You don’t need a fancy gym to burn calories. Incorporating jumping jacks into your workout will get your cardiovascular system in tip-top shape. If you weigh 150 pounds, you can burn about 153 calories by doing jumping jacks at a moderate pace, reports HealthStatus.com.

Next: You can do this exercise right in your living room.

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