3 Workout Exercises That are Better Than Running

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Feb 12, 2016 11:00 AM EST

Taking long runs is one of the best exercises a person can do if he or she decides to lose weight. The amount of calories burned from consistent running every day can definitely help people stay healthy.

However, running is not for everybody. There are people who do not like it whether it is on the road or on a treadmill. There are also those who no longer have the capacity to do constant running because of some injuries they suffered from the past.

Although running is a fun and effective way to lose weight, there are actually workout exercises that are better than running. So for those people who don't find running as their method of fitness, check out these 3 workouts anybody can do that can actually burn more calories than running.

Kettlebell Swing

This exercise is very popular to people who do not have time to run. Anybody can do this workout at the nearest gym. According to Men's Health, this exercise will work the muscles around a person's quads and glutes. It is said to burn 20.2 calories per minute, which is a lot compared to the traditional way of cardio exercise that is running.

Breaking Muscle has the perfect demonstration on how to do this workout properly. All you need to have is a sheer determination and commitment to do it consistently for the exercise to be effective.

Belly Fat Blast

It is probably the simplest form of exercise to lose those extra fats from your body. There is no equipment needed and there is no need to go to the gym because this exercise can be done in your living room.

According to the fitness website, Shape, this exercise will make you have perfect abs since it will help you lose abdominal flab if you do this workout consistently. You just need to make sure you make it a habit to do this simple exercise every day.


Boxing is a sport that has become pretty popular amongst fitness people. This type of workout helps a person's goal to lose weight in a very short period of time. Aside from it being fun and not boring, you get to lose weight while sweating out all the stress you endure from your daily routine.

Boxers don't see the need for treadmills to get ripped. This is also one of those effective exercises you can do at home. All you need is a heavy bag and a pair of gloves to sweat yourself out.

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