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100 ways to burn 100 calories – 5 December 14, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Grab a golf club, Haul out, Hit the open road, Jump up and down, Lift and lower the toilet seat, Push a pencil, Reenact the movie, Run with scissors, Take rex out, Talk up a client, Talk with mouth full, Type on a typewriter, Walk back and forth, Wrestle with your kids.
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At your desk job

► Push a pencil for 45 minutes

► Walk back and forth to the copier for 26 minutes.

► Type on a regular typewriter for 42 minutes; 48 minutes if you have a PC.

► Talk up a client for 52 minutes.


Doing the things your wife tells you to do

► Run with scissors for 9 ½ minutes.

► Talk with your mouth full for more than 38 minutes.

► Jump up and down on the bed 1,336 times.

► Wrestle with your kid brother on the living room floor for seven minutes.


Doing the same thing over and over

► Do 97 pushups (at 10 pushups a minute).

► Do 146 crunches (at 15 crunches a minute).

► Play the nickel slots in Reno 234 times.

► Put 156 golf balls (at six putts a minute)


Acting out scenes from your favorite films

► Grab a golf club and make like a swash-buckling Errol Flynn.  You’ll burn 100 big ones in just 8 ½ minutes (and probably break every lamp in the houses).

► Groove like Travolta during a dance-contest scene (Disco John in Saturday Night Fever; 14 minutes; ‘90s John in Pulp Fiction: 18 minutes).

► Reenact the end of any movie starring Van Damme, Seagal or Lee (martial arts); roughly eight minutes.

► Hit the open road like Peter Fonda in Easy Ride; 32 minutes.

► Defend America’s pride during the Olympic table-tennis scene in Forrest Gump: roughly 10 minutes.

► Stand in the mirror and repeat, “Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me?” 519 times.


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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.