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
- 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.