30 Fun Ways to Get 30 Minutes of Physical Activity Today

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2. Dance party

Dancing is a whole-body workout that’s actually fun. It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it can help with balance and coordination. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging. In most cases, you’ll burn more calories performing aerobic dance than walking on a treadmill. Intensity matters, however, and a vigorous power walk will torch more calories than a moderate dance session.

How long has it been since you had a dance to your favorite music? Let your hair down, draw the curtains if you’ve got particularly nosy neighbors, pump some beats, and get moving. It’ll only take about eight songs for you to get your 30 minutes in, so make sure you choose your best bangers to get your heartbeat up! It’s great for relieving stress and gives an all-over body workout. The music motivates you so you don’t feel as if you’re working hard.