There are more ways of burning calories reducing stress and boosting endurance than running.

Here are some workouts:

  1. Burpees

It is a high intensity, full body workout because burpees work the arms, back, chest, core, and legs.

A burpee is done by starting on a standing position immediately drop into a squat with the hands on the ground just in front of your feet. Kick the feet behind you and keep your arms extended keeping you raised into a planking position.

Burpees test one’s balance and coordination. It also build strength and endurance. It raises heart rate and burn a lot of calories.


  1. Jumping Rope

Just like Burpees, jumping rope also get your heart rape up, improves balance and coordination. Jumping rope can burn 135 calories in just 10 minutes. A piece of rope sells for under $20 and can be used by the whole family.


  1. Battle Ropes

This can burn 10 calories per minute by working on your shoulders while getting the heart rate up. There are several battle rope exercises that can be added to one’s fitness routine:

a.  Double Wave

Stand facing the anchor with feet shoulder- width apart. Grasp one end of the rope in each hand. Palms facing each other. Bend your knees slightly, brace your core and rapidly move your arms up and down. Doing this must create waves in the rope.

b.Alternating Wave

Stand facing the anchor with feet shoulder width apart. Slightly bend your knees. Then grab one end of rope in each hand, palms facing each other.  Raise one arm to shoulder level. Quickly lower back to start. And raise the other arm to shoulder level as you do so. Continue alternating rapidly without losing form.

c. Slide Slam

With feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Grab the ends of the rope with palm facing each other. Brace your core. Hold the rope on the left side of the body and raise your arms up overhead. Then forcefully slam the rope up overhead to the right or your body.

d. Shoulder Press

Hold the ropes on shoulder creating tension on the ropes and press upward as you straighten your arms over head and then, bring them back down, on to the start position.

  1. Kettlebell Swings

In a standing position, place feet slightly wider than shoulder and hold the handle of the kettlebell in both arms in front of your thighs, palms  facing in both arms in front of your thighs, palms facing in. Do a squat position, keeping chest open and back flat. And slowly swing the kettlebell through legs forward legs forward, up until it is high and parallel to the chest.

  1. Hiking Uphill With A Load

We all know how difficult it can be walking uphill lugging extra weight. Hiking uphill carrying a load can burn up to 415 calories per hour.

Always remember that the number of calories you burn while exercising is dependent on the exercise you do, your weight, and the time spent doing the exercise.

  1. Rock Climbing

It can burn 455 calories per hour.

  1. Boxing

Boxing can make a person feel fit and tough. Every boxing session can burn an average of 727 calories per hour.