40 Fun Ways to Burn 100 Calories + #SpecialKSnackBars

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As soon as the holidays wind down, I know we’ll all be looking for ways to snack healthier – no more gingerbread, egg nog, sugar cookies or candy canes until next year. However, I personally hate to feel deprived — I want to munch on something that tastes indulgent but doesn’t negate the benefits of my workout for the day. That’s why I was excited to find out about Kellogg’s new product coming to a supermarket near you in January 2014 — Special K Snack Bars.

These convenient snack bars are the ideal pairing of taste and nutrition that provide a satisfyingly scrumptious snack any time of the day — after a workout, a mid-morning break, or to sooth the afternoon “hangries.” There are four delicious flavors – Berry Medley, Blueberry Bliss, Salted Caramel Chocolate and Salted Pretzel Chocolate – and each only has 100 calories per bar. It’s amazing how decadent and delicious these bars taste for a mere 100 calories. The product size is just right too – not too big as to ruin your appetite for a full meal later, but so small that your tummy is still growling. After much taste-testing, I think my favorite flavor is the Salted Pretzel Chocolate, but they are all yummy!

Visit www.specialk.com for more information on the new Special K® Chewy Snack Bars, available January 2015 at grocery and mass retail stores nationwide. You can also find out more by joining the chatter on Kellogg’s Facebook (SpecialKUS) and Twitter (@SpecialKUS).

Now, if you want to add a little extra exercise to your day, I’ve rounded up 40 activities that burn 100 calories in 30 minutes or less. The calculations are based on a 150 pound person. Have fun, get moving!

Fitness Fun: 10 – 12 minutes of cartwheeling and handstand practice burns 100 calories!

40 Ways to Burn 100 Calories in 30 Minutes or Less

  1. 6 minutes running up stairs
  2. 6 minutes burpees
  3. 7 minutes high intensity spin
  4. 8 minutes rock wall climbing
  5. 9 minutes competitive soccer
  6. 9 minutes moderate jump rope
  7. 9 minutes running (~1 mile)
  8. 10 minutes box jumping
  9. 10 minutes cartwheeling
  10. 10 minutes downhill skiing
  11. 10 minutes pushups
  12. 11 minutes walking up stairs
  13. 11 minutes water jogging
  14. 12 minutes handstand walking
  15. 12 minutes non-stop sit ups
  16. 12 minutes farmer’s walk
  17. 13 minutes flag football
  18. 13 minutes row machine
  19. 13 minute barbell bench press
  20. 14 minutes skate boarding
  21. 15 minutes water skiing
  22. 15 minutes hiking
  23. 15 minutes moderate biking
  24. 15 minutes moderate swimming
  25. 15 minutes furniture rearranging
  26. 16 minutes ballroom dancing
  27. 17 minutes push ups
  28. 18 minutes garden work
  29. 20 minutes of yoga
  30. 20 minutes casual walking
  31. 20 minutes paddle boarding
  32. 20 minutes hula hooping
  33. 20 minutes vacuuming
  34. 22 minutes drum playing
  35. 23 minutes raking leaves
  36. 25 minutes trampoline jumping
  37. 28 minutes weight lifting
  38. 29 minutes pecan picking
  39. 29 minutes bowling
  40. 30 minutes mini golfing

So, what is your favorite on this list?

What flavor of #SpecialKSnackBars appeals to you most?

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Special K Snack Bars.