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Daily Exercise for the Non-Athletic

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A calorie guide citing a recent medical association report: "Proper weight control and physical fitness cannot be attained by dieting alone. Many people who are engaged in sedentary occupations do not realize that calories can be burned by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous activities that do not require physical exercise."

Here's the guide to calorie-burning activities and the number of calories per hour they consume.

Beating around the bush

75

Jumping to conclusions

100

Climbing the walls

150

Swallowing your pride

50

Passing the buck.

25

Throwing your weight around (depending on your weight)

50-300

Dragging your heels

100

Pushing your luck

250

Making mountains out of molehills

500

Hitting the nail on the head.

50

Wading through paperwork

300

Bending over backwards.

75

Jumping on the bandwagon.

200

Running around in circles

350

Eating crow

225

Tooting your own horn

25

Adding fuel to the fire.

150

Opening a can of worms

50