You may have your weekly exercise routine down to a science, or you may switch it up every day to keep things interesting. For me, variety is key! I love to jog, but it can get repetitive and mundane if that is all you do. Here are a few exercises to help mix up your routine that burn more calories than a 3-mile jog.

  1. Swimming: I know this option isn’t available to everyone, but if you can find a YMCA or gym with a pool you should take advantage! Swimming is so great for you because the resistance of the water gives you a full-body workout.
  2. Jumping rope: Not only is jumping rope fun, it is also a high-energy activity that burns calories quickly. Turn on some tunes and jump rope to the rhythm of the songs!
  3. Rock climbing: There is bound to be a rock climbing gym around where you live, and if not there are usually walls at your local YMCA or even at most college rec centers! Rock climbing creates spikes of intense exercise followed by short breaks, which means it burns mega calories. It is also a huge confidence boost and gives you a sense of pride when you conquer the wall!

If you are looking to mix up your workout routine, try mixing in a few of these fun activities.

XOXO, Chels