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10 Ways to Work Off a Summer Beer

For many people, kicking back and relaxing means kicking back with a cold one. There are tons of beers to choose from ranging in calories from about 70 to 300. If you go for a Budweiser, Corona, or Stella Artois, a regular 12-ounce bottle contains about 150 calories. If you're worried about what that beer will do to your waistline, here are some Summery ways to work it off.

All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

  1. Jog for 22 minutes.
  2. Swim laps for 19 minutes.
  3. Play golf for 28 minutes, just be sure to carry your own clubs and walk the course.

To find out what else you can do


  1. Go on a 44-minute canoe ride.
  2. Bike for 19 minutes.
  3. Go on a hike for 26 minutes.
  4. Catch some waves surfing for 51 minutes.
  5. Play 22 minutes of tennis.
  6. Go for a casual 44-minute walk.
  7. Join a volleyball game for 51 minutes.
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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I'm so awful, I love beer and I frequently throw moderation out the window. I eat like a bunny the rest of the week so I tell myself it all cancels itself out.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 6 years
Good thing I don't drink beer!
smarler smarler 6 years
My husband and I aren't big drinkers, but occasionally we do enjoy a beer or two if we are barbecuing or visiting with friends. We really enjoy Bud Select 55 - only 55 calories and it's also fairly crisp. It's a nice way to enjoy a few beers without worrying too much about either the calories OR the alcohol content (since lower calorie beer has lower alcohol by volume than heavier beers). Granted, it's not for people who really enjoy the taste and flavor of beer - it's so light that it's a pretty weak version of beer :)
Eva-Link Eva-Link 7 years
This seems to be promoting unhealthy habits that are symptoms of exercise bulimia, with "bingeing" the calories. How about just living a healthy lifestyle and stop counting calories. Honestly, I've lived it, ok? Keeping a tally becomes an obsession.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
My hubby and I don't drink alcohol, so we never have to worry about adding to our workout to compensate for the extra colories!
Asche Asche 7 years
I love that it only takes 19 minutes on a bike to work it off! (probably less if you go up a steep hill the whole time)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm forwarding this to my husband...just to let him know how hard he has to work to earn a beer, lol. I'm sure it won't deter him from drinking one anyway though.
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