What it works: Shoulders, back, core, and legs
Why it’s cool: Golf works a lot of the main muscles in your body to Burn Serious Calories , and it provides a bonus workout for your brain (hey, it’s not easy getting those shots in—and explains why it’s always so darn quiet). You’re obviously going to burn more if you opt to walk the course rather than ride in a golf cart, says Adam Rosante, certified trainer and author of The 30-Second Body. Not only will your legs cover quite the distance (an average 18-hole course can cover five to six miles), but you’ll burn extra calories if you forgo the caddy and carry your own gear.
Calories burned: 265