Not Your Normal Workout

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Get Fit with your Favorite Childhood Games

Traditional workouts such as walking or running might be a practical choice for getting physical activity at the level you need, but there are other alternative fitness choices that offer the same physical benefits with an added shot of fun.

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Hula hoop
Burn up to 150 calories in 30 minutes.
While you burn fat and calories, you’re also strengthening your core, back and hips.

Hopscotch
Burn up to 340 calories in an hour
Because it requires bending over, hopscotch lets you work the large muscles in your back and legs.

Jump rope
Burn up to 200 calories in 20 minutes.
Jumping rope can be an intense cardiovascular activity. Most people burn about 100 calories for every 10 minutes of steady two-foot jumping.

Dodgeball
Burn up to 230 calories in 45 minutes.
Dodgeball is a form of interval training, meaning it alternates periods of high-intensity motion with lower-activity movements or rest.

As with all workouts, remember to make sure the exercises you are performing are right for you. Check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

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