Labor Day Activities That Burn Calories
Trampoline Dodgeball1 of 12
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Calories burned per hour: 350 Take a favorite childhood game and put it on a trampoline. The latest craze, trampoline dodge ball requires some coordination, but, most importantly, a fun sense of humor because there will be plenty of bloopers.
Kickball2 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 459 Regardless of your age, kickball will have you kicking, running and laughing in no time. This playground game is easy to (re)learn and is a great family activity. You don't need a lot of strength or skill to play this game, just a good rubber ball and space to play.
Frisbee Golf3 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 200 Similar to traditional golf, Frisbee golf (also known as disc golf) follows the same concept, except you play with a disc/Frisbee instead of clubs and balls. It's relatively inexpensive and makes for a great afternoon outing. The basic idea is to hit the target/basket in as few throws as possible as you make your way through the 18-hole course. It's perfect for any age. Many public courses allow you to bring your dog too.
Run/Walk in a Race4 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 328 to 1,420 Whether you want to do a 5K or marathon, races are great to kick-start your holiday festivities. Plus, you might not feel as guilty when you indulge at your Labor-Day BBQ.
Rollerblading5 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 400 A casual outing on a few small wheels is great for the core and legs. Plus kids love going fast in the wind. It's a fun way to check out your local lakes, parks or beaches while moving. Not to mention, you'll burn about 400 calories in an hour...not too bad.
Head to the Zoo6 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 175 to 350 Spend the afternoon strolling through various animal habitats. This is a great way to burn calories while entertaining kids or weekend guests. Zoos usually have nice hills to climb, stairs to go up and down, and flat pavement paths, where you can pass slow strollers. Wear comfy shoes because you'll be on your feet for a while.
Lawn Bowling7 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 184 Whether you're 9 or 90, anyone can play this game. The concept of the game is simple. Get your bowls as close as possible to the white ball, which is called the "jack". This can be played inside or outside, on grass or sand. It's a fun, family-friendly BBQ or picnic game that will make an hour or two fly by.
Beach Volleyball8 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 231 Jump, dive, and spike in a friendly game of beach volleyball. You'll get to enjoy the sunny skies, water views and warm sand as you spend the afternoon outside. This is great for all ages and skill levels. So, put on some good music, lather on the sunscreen, and have fun.
Lawn Darts9 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 150 Lawn darts, also known as jarts or yard darts, is a fun activity to do at a family BBQ or afternoon picnic. It's something that kills time, but can be pretty competitive if you make it that way. Place a bet; loser has to clean the dishes.
Golf10 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 218 to 400 Whether you hop in a golf cart or carry your clubs, you still burn quite a few calories. If you're not ready to hit the links, go to a driving range and hit a bucket of balls. It's a fun way to spend the afternoon outdoors. Try not to get frustrated if you slice or hook the ball. Just relax and don't over think your swing.
Tennis11 of 12
Calories burned per hour: 269 to 415 Looking for something that will keep you moving around on your toes? Tennis is a great game that tests your speed, agility and reaction. Whether you play doubles or singles, you're bound to break a sweat in no time.