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100 ways to burn 100 calories – 4 December 13, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Clean the gutter, Get stuck in traffic, Move boxes, Paint the house, Push mow the lawn, Rake leaves, Shovel Snow, Sip ice water, Stack firewood, Stand in line, Wash the station wagon, Wax the station wagon.
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Without moving a muscle

► Stand in line for Aerosmith tickets for 65 minutes.

► Watch 2 ½ back-to-back episodes of Mary Tyler Moore reruns (four episode) if you have them on tape and you’re zapping the commercials).

► Get stuck in traffic for almost an hour.

► Sip ice water all day long.  Eight 16-ounce glasses of ice water raises you metabolism (the rate at which your body burns calories) and burns an extra 100 calories.


Working around the house


► Paint the house or clean the gutters for 16-minutes.

► Rake leaves for 20 minutes.

► Push-mow the lawn for 14 minutes.

► Wash and wax the station wagon for about 18 minutes.

► Shovel snow for 12 minutes, or use the snow blower for 17 minutes.

► Stack firewood for 15 minutes.

► Move boxes into the attic for 10 minutes.

► Putter around the garden for a little over 17 minutes.


Speeding time with the boys


► Play power pool.  (You’ll need to shoot 10 racks at an average of three minutes a game.)

► Shoot some darts:  games of countdown 301 or one game of cricket.

► Play 13 hands of poker.

► Restore you buddy’s classic T-Bird for 18 minutes.