Summer’s here and that means backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and frozen treats. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun summer activities that can help you burn off that popsicle. Next time you hit the coast or your closest lake or river, try one of these water sports to burn some serious calories instead of lounging in the sand.
*Calorie burn based on 150-pound person doing 1 hour of activity.
Summer is the perfect time to unleash your inner Michael Phelps — even moderate splashing around at the local watering hole torches serious calories. Up the ante and challenge yourself by swimming laps for an even bigger burn (up to 680 calories if you can make it through an hour of laps) and say hello to some seriously defined delts. Or try this simple half-hour workout.