No one wants to waste time when they’re trying to reach a weight-loss goal. So what’s the most effective use of your workout time when trying to lose weight? Try one of these workouts that maximize calorie burn. By: Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD
The ultimate low-impact, calorie burner, swimming engages all your major muscle groups making it a great way to burn fat (think 400 to 700 calories per hour) and tone muscles at the same time. Not the best swimmer when it comes to strokes and technique? Research shows that as long you can propel yourself through the water to get to one end of the pool and back, then you’ve mastered the sport well enough to burn calories.