Whether you’ve got 20 minutes or two hours, these fat-burning activities can kickstart your weight loss...

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Pilates improves posture and can help joint pain in your back and neck.

Tai chi is a low-impact slow-motion exercise, great for focusing attention and controlled breathing.

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Cycling at 11mph Make like Victoria Pendleton – it’s a great way to get outside and see the world.

Heavy gardening: Work your muscles and enjoy the benefits of a pretty garden too!

Scrubbing the floor: You’ll banish bingo wings and get a gleaming floor.

Water aerobics: Burns calories with little impact on joints, so make a splash!

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Badminton A sociable sport that involves jumping, running and stretching. Known as ‘physical chess’, it helps your intellectual skills by guessing your opponent’s next move.

Bounce on a trampoline: A fun aerobic and immune-boosting workout that the whole family can join in. Trampoline parks are popping up nationwide.

Play on the Nintendo Wii Challenge your family and get motivated, but warm up properly and move any knick-knacks safely out of the way, too!

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Used to skip rocks when I was younger and now I'm skipping golf balls haha #golf

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A round of golf And no, we don’t mean crazy golf! The average golf course is six miles, so carrying clubs around the course is a great weight-bearing exercise, ideal for bone health and metabolism.

Canoeing Paddling uses most of the muscles in your arms and shoulders while boosting your self-esteem.

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