Lifestyle & Fitness: Top 5 Workouts

Top 5 Workouts: Burn 100 + calories in 15 minutes.

In less time than it takes to watch another rerun of The Office, you can blast calories and increase your chance of a long life. Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can extend your life by 3 years.

#1 Jumping Rope

Burn: 167 calories in 15 minutes

Skipping rope isn’t just for schoolgirls. Have you ever wondered why boxers are in such great shape? Many of them jump rope to train. It’s like a full-body workout. It’s excellent for your legs and heart, and you’re also involving your arms and shoulders. A mere 15 minutes of hopping—done either continuously or in short intervals with rest—will melt more than 150 calories.

#2 Mountain Biking

Burn: 150 calories in 15 minutes

Take your two-wheeler for a quick ride. Just 15 minutes on moderate terrain will vanquish 150 calories. You’ll increase your burn potential if you ride hills or rough terrain, and if it’s hot outside you could lose twice as many calories.

#3 Doing Hot Yoga

Burn: 125 calories in 15 minutes

The 105°F temperature of the room will help you shed calories in a hurry. Just 15 minutes eradicates 125, and some studies show that you can sweat off up to 1,000 during a 90-minute class. Research has shown that yoga may also relieve anxiety and back pain.

#4 Riding a Stationary Bike

Burn: 115 calories in 15 minutes

The stationary bike’s a great option for people with injuries or individuals who want to go easy on their joints, White says. It doesn’t burn as many calories as running on the treadmill or using the elliptical, but you will still shed more than 100 calories in a quarter-hour workout.

#5 Playing Tennis

Burn: 107 calories in 15 minutes

There’s no need to plan a marathon match la Isner and Mahut’s epic 11-hour showdown, because a mere 15 minutes of doubles play will burn more than 100 calories. If you’re playing singles, the burn is more intense, and playing a competitive partner will increase the calories you lose.

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