20 ways to torch 200 calories

Try these fun and easy ways to burn fat.
Health.com // Health.com

Staying slim doesn't have to be a major undertaking. We found 20 easy ways to burn calories that don't require a trip to fitness boot camp.

--By Susan Hall, Health.com

1 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Cut a rug

Invite some pals over, turn on some tunes, and have a 37-minute dance party. You know you haven't forgotten the Macarena.

2 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Work out, then make out

Hit the gym with your mate for a healthy dose of exercise—you burn about 100 calories in 30 minutes of weightlifting—then dive between the sheets and torch another 100 with an hour of foreplay and vigorous sex.

3 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Move things around

Liven up the layout of your favorite room with 30 minutes of furniture rearranging.

4 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Hit the bullseye

Spend 1 hour and 10 minutes at your favorite watering hole playing a fun game of darts with friends.

5 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Make over your casa

Give your living room a fresh hue. Rolling on a new coat of paint burns 204 calories an hour.

6 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Scrub-a-dub

Throw a barbecue, but first vacuum, sweep the patio, and straighten up.

7 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Hit the market

Buy groceries for your fete (45 minutes of cart-pushing burns 117 calories), carry them inside (5 minutes of schlepping them up stairs burns 43), and put them away (40 calories in 14 minutes).

8 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Bat a birdie around

Challenge partygoers to a friendly game of badminton and burn about 200 calories in 40 minutes.

9 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com

Act out

Help your guests burn off even more of that barbecue fare by leading them in an hour of charades.

10 of 22 Courtesy of Health.com