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Quick Ways to Burn 100 Calories

This month’s health spotlight is on diabetes. Being active is especially important for people living with diabetes because it helps lower your blood sugar. Remember that physical activity comes in many forms — you don’t have to be inside a gym! Here are a few easy ways to burn 100 calories in just 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes.

For 10 minutes

  • Jump rope
  • Swim laps
  • Play tennis

For 15 minutes

  • Tread water
  • Lift small weights continuously
  • Walk uphill
  • Paint a room

For 20 minutes

  • Rake leaves
  • Wash and wax the car
  • Walk at a steady pace through the mall
  • Ride your bike

For 30 minutes

  • Slow dance or ballroom dance
  • Put up holiday lights outside the house
  • Push your child in a stroller
  • Take the dog for a walk



Source: American Diabetes Association, an independent company that offers health education information on behalf of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.