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Fun Summer Activities To Help You Stay Fit During Barbecue Season!

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Oprah's trainer, Bob Greene, is here to offer us some tips on how to stay fit during the summer!

We all know how hard it is with cookouts and all, so listen up!

For many folks, summer means vacations, beach reading, “summer Fridays,” barbecues and enjoying downtime in some of the best weather of the year. This time-off mentality can easily affect your normal diet and exercise routines. So try these out:

Frisbee — 109 Calories: Embrace your inner hippie and get back into the Frisbee-throwing game with some friends (including the four-legged kind).

Bicycling — 145 Calories: Go for a spin at a slow to moderate pace on the open road (just be sure to wear your helmet!) Speed up to a fast pace to double your calorie burn.

Paddle boating — 145 Calories: This leisure-time activity is more vigorous than you realize.

Badminton — 163 Calories: Keep your eye on the birdie and burn calories with this Olympic sport.

Building a sandcastle — 181 Calories: Playing in the sand—digging and carrying buckets filled with sand and water—offers a pretty good workout.

Swimming — 218 Calories: Jump in for an unstructured swim to burn calories and stay cool. If you swim laps at a leisurely place, you can burn more than 250 calories.

Tennis (singles) - 290: Get that racket out of the back of the closet, and hit the courts for an activity you’ll just love.

Beach volleyball - 290: You'll have a lot more fun—and burn a lot more calories—than simply lying under an umbrella.

Bob Greene, founder of TheBestLife.com, says if you seize the summer, you can end the season in better shape than you started.

We believe him!

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