Cut a rug
Pressmaster/ShutterstockNo, not literally. Invite some pals over, turn on some tunes, and have an impromptu dance party. We know you haven't forgotten the Macarena, and just a half-hour of dancing meets your calories-burned goal. If you feel inspired by the music, turn it into a weekly dance-inspired workout session.
Give your honey an end-of-the-day massage for 42 minutes and you'll burn around 200 calories. Not to mention all of the other health benefits you get from a massage. Just make sure you get one in return. Flying solo for the moment? Use these tips for a soothing self-massage.
Move things around
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Liven up the layout of your favorite room with 30 minutes of furniture rearranging. Move your bed closer to a window, or push your reading chair into that warm patch of sunlight on the floor. But be warned: Once you start, you may want to rearrange the rest of your house—in which case, you'll need these tricks straight from interior designers.
Hit the bull's-eye
Darts is one of those bar games you always see but are too nervous to actually play. (Not just for fear you'll be bad, but you definitely wouldn't want to hit someone else.) Boost your confidence by telling a couple witty bar jokes your friends are guaranteed to laugh at, and then spend 1 hour and 10 minutes playing a friendly game of darts at your favorite watering hole.
Makeover your casa
Rolling on a new coat of paint burns 204 calories an hour. Give your living room a fresh hue—just make sure it's the right color. For instance, a soft shade of orange gives off a warm, inviting tone. If you're planning on selling your home, you'll definitely want to go with the paint color that attracts home buyers.
Cleaning may seem like a chore—OK, it is a chore. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Turn up your favorite playlist, then get down to it: vacuum, sweep the patio, dust, and straighten up. The added bonus? You'll torch at least 200 calories. Check out our chart of just how many calories each chore burns.
Hit the market
Cassiohabib/ShutterstockAs long as you never buy any of these foods again, grocery shopping can be a lot healthier than you think. Buy the groceries (45 minutes of cart-pushing burns 117 calories), carry them inside (5 minutes of schlepping them up stairs burns 43), and put them away (40 calories in 14 minutes).
Bat a birdie around
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At your next backyard party, challenge partygoers to a friendly game of badminton and burn about 200 calories in 40 minutes. Don't have the equipment? Substitute it for lawn-sized Jenga or tic-tac-toe. See how long you can keep a volleyball in the air. Otherwise, go straight to the outdoor party classic, corn hole.
Charades is the perfect excuse to laugh until your sides hurt and watch your friends make fools of themselves. Up the antics with crazy categories to choose from: college professors, famous movie lines, spirit animals (real or fictional). You won't even notice you're burning calories after an hour of fun.
Sing, laugh, repeat
Settle in for an hour of Glee and participate by belting out those lyrics; you'll burn more if you do it standing, chorus style. (But make sure you know the pop song lyrics first. We don't want you embarrassing yourself.) When it's your turn to rest your chops, laugh. Singing zaps 136 calories an hour, and 20 minutes of giggling torches another 67.