6 Ways to Burn 200 Calories in 30 Minutes or Less

by Macaela Mackenzie
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6 Ways to Burn 200 Calories in 30 Minutes or Less

Torching 200 calories is right in the sweet spot of calorie-burning goals — at the gym, it’s a decent workout (and, if you do it right, you can check boxes for both cardio and strength training). Outside the gym, there are plenty of ways to burn 200 calories in half an hour or less that make for an awesome addition to your regular workout schedule. Either way, these six sweat sessions earn you results you can be proud of.

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  • JJ Ness

    Great tips and ideas, but I think the calorie expenditure is calibrated to individuals who are probably at least 150lbs? At my size and weight I don’t even burn 200 calories running, and certainly not biking, for 20 minutes. It would be great to see some ranges based on individual size.

    • WTFReally?

      It depends on your pace too. It is a complex formula but these are good guidelines. Keep in mind if you are only, say, 120 lbs your caloric intake is smaller too. But proportionate to your intake a 20 minute exercise yields appropriate caloric expenditure.

      So If you are 120 lbs and run a very modest 10 minute mile for 20 minutes you will burn about 180 calories. It isn’t 200, but as a % of your consumption, it is comparable to someone 150 lbs doing the same.

  • Derek

    The reason we eat is calories, why would anyone want to burn them?

    • Me

      So we can eat more!

  • Jennifer H

    So what you are really saying is just exercise for 30 mins?