Here's a list of outdoor activities that actually burn calories

Staying in shape doesn't have to be limited to the gym.

( Aside from proper diet, everyone knows that regular exercise is also key to staying fit. Yet most people just can't seem to embrace the idea of working out and breaking a sweat. The good news is, staying in shape doesn't have to be limited to the gym. If you do the following outdoor activities, you’ll barely even notice the difference:

Find some sand
Calories burned: approximately 350 calories in an hour of brisk walking
Since your muscles work harder on sand (thanks to its unstable surface), it would be ideal to take a walk by the beach, a nearby park, or a jungle gym. Want to boost your burn? Grab a friend and play a game of Frisbee to amp up the fun! Try tossing the disc with your non-dominant hand to get yourselves running like crazy to catch it. 

Explore on a bike
Calories burned: approximately 563 calories per hour
Looking for a change in scenery? Go explore a new place with your bike, and take in the breathtaking sights and sounds. If you want to make it even more challenging, head for the path less travelled – off-road biking builds upper body muscles as you pull over rocks, roots and logs, and hilly terrains strengthen your core.

Do some gardening
Calories burned: approximately 326 calories per hour
Improve your glutes while making your yard more beautiful! Pruning bushes, planting flowers and pulling out weeds for plants require a lot of bending and squatting, and by the time you're done beefing up your backyard, you would have already burned over a hundred calories.

Take your dog for a walk
Calories burned: approximately 400 calories per hour
Even dogs need to stretch their legs and enjoy the great outdoors! Bring your pooch out for a stroll and let them socialize with the other dogs. Pick up your pace, find a path with an incline, and go a little bit longer with your walks. The fresh air and doggy bonding will do you and your pet a lot of good!

Give your car a wash
Calories burned: approximately 310 calories per hour
For once, skip the local car wash joint and do the cleaning yourself. All the wiping and squatting you'll be doing is actually good for your arms and quads. And while you're at it, make it a point to lift that bucket of water as well.

Here's a bonus tip: After engaging in any of these activities, you can give yourself a quick reward by snacking on a pack of Nova Multigrain Snacks.

Since Nova is made with fiber-rich grains and has zero grams trans fat, you can keep snacking without the guilt. Now go out there and be active while you live the Nova life!

Jack ‘n Jill Nova is available in leading groceries, supermarkets, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores nationwide. For more tips on how to #livetheNOVAlife, follow NOVA on Facebook.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Nova.
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