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Seven Best Ways to Burn Fat by Exercising at Home

Walking Fast

If you can't afford a gym or don't want to start yet another boring diet then you'll love this article, which features the seven best ways to burn fat at home with exercise. They're developed by Los Angeles–based celeb trainer Ramona Braganza, who has helped shape the amazing bodies of stars like Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway, and Ramona told Health magazine writer Su Reid-St. John that any one of the exercises below will boost your metabolism for an entire day!


They're easy to do, and even fun!

Inline skating
To burn 425 calories in 30 minutes, put on the skates. Your thigh and derriere muscles benefit from the intense action, plus you engage your core to stay balanced. Bonus: It's easy on your knees and other joints.

Be sure to wear your helmet, wrist guards, and knee and elbow pads.

To burn 374 calories in 30 minutes, you can run around your house or head outside in your neighborhood. It burns calories fast because it uses all the big muscles in your body. Be sure to swing your arms.

To burn more calories, run up hills or stairs.

Jumping rope
To burn 340 calories in 30 minutes, use a jump rope that has handles that reach to just under your armpits when you stand on the middle of it. Best form: Jump with feet slightly apart and body straight, keeping jumps low to the ground.

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Try alternating fast and slow jumps to boost the burn.

Hula hooping
To burn 300 calories in 30 minutes, follow the example of Marisa Tomei and Beyoncé. Be sure to ues an adult-sized hoop, which is typically heavier and larger than a child size. To measure, make sure it reaches your chest when you stand it in front of you.

Tactics: Keep it going around and around. Jazz it up by walking with it as you improve.

To blast 272 calories in 30 minutes, hit a ball against a wall, garage door or basement. Switch between backhand and forehand shots.

Have a friend? Buddy up to stay motivated (and it's a good way to force yourself to clean out that basement or garage!).

To burn 221 calories in 30 minutes and boost your metabolism, choose a fast-paced song and get moving. Kelly Osbourne kick-started her weight loss of more than 40 pounds by joining "Dancing with the Stars."

If you have kids, this is a great way to involve them in exercise.

Walking vigorously
Not a runner? Fast walking burns 170 calories in 30 minutes! Walk quickly and pump your arms to keep it going. This also can benefit a member of the family who's often overlooked when it comes to weight loss: Fido the dog!