Calories Burned During 20-Minute Workouts

Busy Weekend? Calories Burned During 20-Minute Workouts

Weekends might mean two days off from work, but with weddings, errands, house projects, and visits with friends and family, they can be more busy than your weekdays. If you don't have the luxury of being able to fit in a long weekend workout, shoot for one of these quickie 20-minute workouts instead.

Research shows that 20 minutes of exercise can boost your metabolism, so even though it might not feel like an amazing workout, you're still doing your body good. And aside from keeping your metabolism going, check out how many calories you'll burn.

Exercise Calories Burned
Walking (3 mph) 61
Walking, 15% incline (3 mph) 189
Brisk walking (4 mph) 81
Brisk walking, 15% incline (4 mph) 242
Running (5 mph) 144
Running, 15% incline (5 mph) 263
Running (6 mph) 180
Running, 15% incline (6 mph) 321

Continue reading to find out how many calories you burn biking and swimming.

Exercise Calories Burned
Bike ride (15 mph) 180
Hiking 129
Jumping rope 220
Swimming 198
Deep water running 180
Tennis 121
20-minute Vinyasa yoga sequence 90
20-minute cardio workout
Try these:
10-minute P90X workout
10-minute workout from R.I.P.P.E.D.

20-minute circuit workout
Try these:
Bob Harper's high-intensity workout
10-minute fat-blasting circuit (twice)

*All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

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