Guess Which Exercises Burn The Most Calories

Exercises that burn the most calories and fat.

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Thanksgiving is over. You packed on 11 pounds in one day of thick gravy, mac n’ cheese, buttery mashed potatoes, and pies. So. Many. Pies. Sweet potatoes pies. Apple pies. Dutch apple pies. Pumpkin pies. Key lime pies. Cherry pies. Strawberry rhubarb pies. But after a week of eating pie for breakfast, it’s time to get back to reality. That not only means not eating 6,000 calories a day, but it also means getting back to a fitness regimen that burns off the calories from the disastrous last week. If you need to lose weight in the few weeks before holiday photos, you may want to consider these exercises that burn the most fat in the least amount of time.

In order to ensure that your naughty Thanksgiving food extravaganza doesn’t continue into the December holiday season, you best add some fitness to your life. To prevent your waistline from going from a 32W to a 42W, may we suggest these exercises?

According to a report from CNET, they tabulated the most effective exercises based on an individual who weighs 130 pounds, and used data from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) calculator. The study acknowledges that everyone is different, and while one regimen might be most effective for one person, might not be as efficient for others.

Running/Jogging – 206 calories per 30 minutes

Hiking – 176 calories per 30 minutes

Biking/Cycling 5.5 mph – 117 calories per 30 minutes

Jumping Rope (fast pace) – 115 calories per 10 minutes

Walking (moderate pace) – 97 calories per 30 minutes

Weightlifting came in at the sixth-best exercise, burning 88 calories per 30 minutes.

You can see the entire list of exercises and how much they burn over at CNET.

Another report of the best exercises from T3 found these to be the best five exercises for burning fat.

Treadmill (10 mph) – 495 calories in 30 minutes

Treadmill (7.5 mph) – 375 calories in 30 minutes

Elliptical trainer (moderate) – 315 calories in 30 minutes

Exercise bike (vigorous) – 300 calories in 30 minutes

Step aerobics (high impact) – 285 calories in 30 minutes