12 Sports and Recreational Activities and the Calories They Burn

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Everybody wants to burn the most calories in the least amount of time, so it would be helpful to know which sports and rec­reational activities do the job. Here are 12 activities and the approximate number of calories they burn. Before launching into any of these activities, be sure to consult your doctor -- and always remember to warm up and stretch.