So Christmas is over, you’re feeling sorry for yourself and you can’t use the ‘ah sure it’s Christmas’ excuse to overindulge anymore. You would like to get some exercise and feel better but without forking our money for a gym membership.

Never fear, here are some top exercises and the calories burned doing them for just 30 minutes! (based on person weighing 155lbs).


Golf: 130kcal

Raking lawn: 149kcal

Yoga: 149kcal

Gardening (general): 167kcal

Mowing lawn: 167kcal

Walking (4mph): 167kcal

Horse riding (general): 186kcal


Aerobic dancing: 195kcal

Hiking: 223kcal

Swimming: 223kcal

Gentle jog: 223kcal

Tennis (general): 260kcal

Cycling 12-13.9mph: 298kcal

Running 5mph: 298kcal

Even going for a quick walk on your lunch break can help to improve overall physical and mental wellbeing. Research has shown that 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five days a week can help to prevent and manage over 20 health conditions. Get moving! You’ll look and feel much better!

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