1. Cycling: Peddling on a stationary bike can burn just as many calories as jogging (398 calories) — even though you get to sit down while you do it. Dust off your old mountain bike or take a vigorous indoor cycling class, and you’ll incinerate even more calories: Both burn about 483 per hour, depending on your speed and resistance.
Riding a stationary bike burns more calories due to the added resistance of pushing downward on the foot pedals. In doing so, the stationary bike targets large muscle groups, such as the thighs and glutes, to torch the extra calories. In addition to working the same muscle groups as the stationary bike, but at a lower intensity, walking also works the calves, hip flexors, abdominal region and tibialis anterior muscles that run along the front of the shins. Wearing weighted gloves while pumping the arms during the walk may also increase caloric burn and improve overall fat burn.