Another great combination of strength-building and cardiovascular exercise, hiking can burn nearly as many calories as jogging. Although hiking can be challenging and you can get a good sweat going, it’s also relaxing, offering the calming sights and sounds of nature, and providing a wonderful break from the stresses of day-to-day life. Hiking works the butt, legs and abs, as well as building cardiovascular endurance. To really target those muscles and burn a ton of calories, choose hiking territory with some hilly terrain. If you’re a beginner start with shorter, relatively easy hikes and build on difficulty and distance as you become more experienced and fit.
Calories burnt: Hiking can burn about 220 calories.