Who wouldn't want to hit a chaise lounge, sip a fruity drink, and kick back while the kids run around? But don't get too comfortable. You can burn major calories just by playing outside as a family. "Even short bursts of exercise can help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol," says Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Even better, if you're active, your kids will want to follow your lead. Here are 7 fun ways to get started today. (All calorie counts based on a 135-pound woman per 1/2 hour of activity.)
Kicking around the soccer ball will zap 284 calories.