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30 Minute Calorie Burners

7 exercises compared

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Updated January 17, 2005

Circuits
A mix of skipping, press-ups, ab crunches, etc., taken one after another over a fixed time period.

After 30 mins: around 300+ calories depending on intensity

Swimming
Popular form of very low/no impact exercise but a fairly modest calorie burner.

After 30 mins: around 200+ calories depending on intensity

Jogging
Great fat burner if done regularly and good for the heart. Stress on knee joints sometimes a problem.

After 30 mins: around 350+ calories depending on intensity

Indoor Rowing
Thought by many to be the best all-round toner, cardiovascular exercise and fat burner.

After 30 mins: around 350+ calories depending on intensity

Tennis
A good overall calorie burner but stretch injuries are fairly common.

After 30 mins: around 250+ calories depending on intensity

Aerobics
Gaining more popularity with men. Good for toning and flexibility. The group element keeps motivation going.

After 30 mins: around 250+ calories or more depending on intensity

Weights
Effective technique is the key. Strength and power combine with calorie burn to sculpt and tone.

After 30 mins: 270+ calories depending on intensity & technique

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