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I recently heard that sliding around hard floors in your socks for 10 minutes burns around 150 calories. And it's fun, too!

- Submitted by BEEZLES 4/6/2010 in Exercise | 39 Comments
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PUDLECRAZY 3/10/2012 7:21:00 AM

    LOL! Makes me think of Tom Cruise sliding around in his socks and underware.
TEDDIEBEAR55 3/10/2012 9:15:00 AM

    No wonder my little one can stay so small; she does this EVERY day emoticon
LEANMEAN2 2/27/2014 6:42:00 AM

    I've been wishing that I had hard wood floors for a while. Now it's even more so.
I wish I could get rid of the carpeting.
DELLMEL 2/22/2014 2:29:00 PM

    Have hard wood floors. going to do it with my granddaughter.
CECELW 2/19/2014 9:58:00 PM

    I never thought of that!! How fun. I haven't done this since my kids were little. I would love to do that again. Even if I am in my 50's. It's fun
LTWORIDE 2/19/2014 8:26:00 AM

    LOL great tip,thanks.
BANNERMAN 2/18/2014 12:20:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
SWAN47 2/17/2014 11:52:00 PM

    Plan on trying this - sounds fun!
AMBER461 2/17/2014 8:59:00 PM

    Sound like fun, thanks for sharing.
MARYELA 2/17/2014 3:18:00 PM

    always luv sliding in socks emoticon
MARYELA 2/17/2014 3:18:00 PM

    always luv sliding in socks emoticon
LOVINGKATE 2/17/2014 2:54:00 PM

    Sounds like that would be fun except I don't have wood floors. emoticon
CED4511 2/17/2014 2:45:00 PM

    This is good fun for almost everyone. I don't know if I agree with the 150 calories in 10 minutes though. emoticon
JEN076 2/17/2014 2:07:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing! This reminded me of when I was a kid and could not skate. I had hardwood floors in my bedroom and I would "skate" around in my socks. It is great exercise. You can twirl and everything too. lol
LSIG14 2/17/2014 12:12:00 PM

    This is great fun - but as you age, you really need to be careful of falls. Do it safely and have fun!
DEB2013 2/17/2014 10:30:00 AM

    yes I love to do this. Been doing it since I was a kid.
RAESUN54 2/17/2014 10:18:00 AM

    emoticon sounds like fun. Too bad I don't have the right kind of floors. I remember doing this as a child. We can still have fun as adults.

PYNETREE 2/17/2014 8:23:00 AM

    As a child, my one daughter - now grown - used to do this all the time!

Reading this, I see I should have joined her!

Slip, sliding away!
CVRONEK 2/17/2014 7:46:00 AM

    I love doing this and now with the Olympics, it is even more fun, as I speed skate and ski, in the living room!
VAINVT 2/17/2014 7:06:00 AM

    There was a British comedy in the 60's where the lead character, Clara, does this to happily clean her floors. So, there are two benefits!
DJHUMPHREY 2/17/2014 6:09:00 AM

    I do this all the time. I didn't realize the wonderful benefits
ELKOWALSKI 4/10/2012 9:08:00 AM

    This is absolutely the best idea EVER!!!!
RHMORTON 3/20/2012 9:03:00 AM

    My kids & I love to do this as a laugh. Never thought of it as exercise.
DWYER1952 3/12/2012 8:03:00 AM

    sounds like fun...but, at my age I worry about falling and breaking something !
JSMIMI8 3/11/2012 10:26:00 AM

    I use 2 wet cloths to spot mop my kitchen and bathroom. Similar consept. But not with socks.
SHELLA02 3/10/2012 10:03:00 PM

    Loving this idea! emoticon
CHERYLSBUTT 3/10/2012 9:07:00 PM

    Too funny, it reminds me of my childhood ...
DARLENE474 3/10/2012 6:47:00 PM

    how do you count this? I ask because I have a piece of equipment I got ages ago. It is a long piece of plastic and has booties so you can slide side to side, but I just don't know how to count it...except by the quick activity tab which doesn't count calories!
CANDOIT54 3/10/2012 6:17:00 PM

    I have hardwood floors so I will have to try this.
CANDOIT54 3/10/2012 6:17:00 PM

    I have hardwood floors so I will have to try this.
CAROL6X 3/10/2012 5:31:00 PM

    Sounds fun, think I will try it! emoticon emoticon
LUCKYTSA 3/10/2012 2:42:00 PM

    I do this a lot with my is fun, i have hard wood floors so it is all good!
LOSER05 3/10/2012 12:50:00 PM

    good work out
MYSTERY-LADY1 3/10/2012 11:19:00 AM

JAYLYNN3433 3/10/2012 9:41:00 AM

    LOL..I will definitly have to give this a whirl. My teenagers already think that I'm odd, wonder what they will think when they see me doing the sock slide? :)
CMORISAK 3/10/2012 7:33:00 AM

    sounds fun....just might have to try it
CAM2438 3/10/2012 6:44:00 AM

    That would be great if it worked.
MSCANDICE25 4/6/2010 10:22:00 PM

    I love this I do this with the kids when we play around!!!
HONORINGGOD 4/6/2010 9:58:00 PM

    plus you shine the floors apply little wax maybe???? emoticon

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