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12 Sports and Recreational Activities and the Calories They Burn


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Running
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­Burning about 450 calories every 30 minutes (based on an eight-minute mile), running also gives a fantastic cardiorespiratory workout. Leg strength and endurance are maximized, but few benefits accrue to the upper body. Warm up thoroughly, wear the proper shoes and keep a moderate pace to avoid injury.


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