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12 Sports and Recreational Activities and the Calories They Burn


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Cycling
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Cycling is an excellent non-weight-bearing exercise (meaning that your weight isn't being supported by your body). Depending on your speed, it burns around 300 or 400 calories in a half hour. Cycling provides a great cardio workout and builds up those thighs and calves. However, it doesn't provide much in the way of an upper body workout.