A week into London's 2012 Olympic games, we at Healthy Living are hooked, watching live streams from our desks and re-watching the broadcasts from the couch at night.

But while we've been, um, sitting, our favorite athletes have been torching serious calories on their way to the medal stand. Not to state the obvious, but as those flawless abs, strong shoulders and rock-solid thighs illustrate, our Olympians are in tip top shape, blasting thousands and thousands of calories, all in a day's work. In fact, Mayo Clinic researcher Michael Joyner told The New York Times that elite athletes can burn 15-20 calories a minute (then multiply that for a four, five or six hour training session).

While we mortal desk jockeys can't compete, why not take a page from our favorite athletes this weekend, allowing their feats of fitness to inspire us to get up off the couch and get moving? Whether you're moved by soccer stars or record-setting swimmers, we rounded up 15 popular sports from the summer Olympics, along with the amount of calories we (non-Olympians) can expect to burn in a half hour spent on each activity. All counts are approximate and based on a 150-pound person, unless otherwise noted. Let the games begin!

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  • Badminton

    Grab your rackets -- 30 minutes of badminton can burn 160 calories, <a href="http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/badminton/result?weightPounds=150&duration=30&activity=&met=4.5&submit= " target="_hplink">according to Self.com</a>.

  • Basketball

    You might not be able to dunk like LeBron, but even amateurs can break a healthy sweat playing basketball. A 30-minute game burns 272 calories, <a href="http://www.acefitness.org/calculators/physical-activity-calorie-calculator.aspx" target="_hplink">according to the American Council on Exercise</a>.

  • Beach Volleyball

    If the weather's nice this weekend, why not set up a game of beach volleyball, which can burn 286 calories in 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/volleyball/result?weightPounds=150&duration=30&activity=&met=3.0&submit=" target="_hplink">according to Self.com</a>. No sand? No problem -- water volleyball can burn <a href="http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp" target="_hplink">198 calories</a> and the old-fashioned version can burn <a href="http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/volleyball/result?weightPounds=150&duration=30&activity=&met=3.0&submit=" target="_hplink">108 in a casual game</a>.

  • Cycling

    You might not be breaking speed records, but cycling is great exercise -- even if it's around your neighborhood instead of the Olympic track. Pick your speed: pedaling 5.5 miles per hour burns about 136 calories, 12-13 miles per hour burns 272 calories and 16-19 miles per hour burns 408 calories after 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.acefitness.org/calculators/physical-activity-calorie-calculator.aspx" target="_hplink">according to the American Council on Exercise</a>. Make <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/like-an-olympian/" target="_hplink">like an Olympian</a> and strap on your helmet, too.

  • Rowing

    Find a nearby body of water and rent a rowboat for a few hours -- just 30 minutes at a moderate pace will torch 250 calories, <a href="http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/rowing/result?weightPounds=150&duration=30&activity=&met=7.0&submit=" target="_hplink">according to Self.com</a>. A more leisurely pace burns about 125 calories, while upping your speed to a vigorous one can blast 303.

  • Soccer

    Inspired by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/abby-wambach-nutrition-olympics-soccer_n_1677807.html" target="_hplink">Abby Wambach's</a> headers? All that running around can burn some serious calories, even if you're just playing at the park. For a 155-pound person, 30 minutes of soccer can burn around 250 calories, <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm" target="_hplink">according to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications</a>. (Where's Waldo-inspired uniforms not included.)

  • Swimming

    You don't have to be the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/michael-phelps-olympic-record-most-medals_n_1725206.html" target="_hplink">most decorated Olympian of all time</a> (yup, we're looking at you, Michael Phelps) to reap the benefits of water exercise. In fact, 30 minutes of vigorous laps -- even if they're not record breaking -- can blast 372 calories for a 155-pound person. And even general swimming minus the laps can burn 223 calories, <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm" target="_hplink">according to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications</a>.

  • Table Tennis

    We have a feeling those table tennis Olympians are playing a little more vigorously than the rest of us in our basements, but even a casual 30-minute ping pong game can burn 136 calories, <a href="http://www.acefitness.org/calculators/physical-activity-calorie-calculator.aspx" target="_hplink">according to the American Council on Exercise</a>.

  • Running

    You might not be able to throw a javelin in your backyard, but one track and field event we mortals <em>can</em> do (albeit not as fast) is run. A steady 6 miles per hour (that's a 10-minute mile) will burn 340 calories after 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.acefitness.org/calculators/physical-activity-calorie-calculator.aspx" target="_hplink">according to the American Council on Exercise</a>. Up that to a brisk 8 miles per hour and you'll be torching 459 calories (a more modest 5 miles per hour still adds up to 272).

  • Kayaking

    OK, so you won't look as badass as the professionals, but kayaking can be a seriously fun workout. A 155-pound person can burn about 186 calories in just 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm" target="_hplink">according to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications</a>.

  • Boxing

    You can look just as fierce (ok, maybe not quite) boxing at your local gym -- a 155-pound person can burn a whopping 335 calories in just 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm" target="_hplink">according to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications</a>.

  • Handball

    Who knew handball was such a serious workout? A 155-pound person can burn 446 calories in just 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm" target="_hplink">according to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications</a>. Didn't know handball was an Olympic sport? Check out the rules <a href="http://www.ihf.info/upload/Manual/IHF_STATUTS_CHAP_9A_GB.pdf" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Tennis

    You might not have Serena Williams' Olympic-worthy serve, but playing a game of tennis at your local court can burn 272 calories in only 30 minutes, <a href="http://www.acefitness.org/calculators/physical-activity-calorie-calculator.aspx" target="_hplink">according to the American Council on Exercise</a>.

  • Equestrian

    Why not spend part of your day on horseback? Riding for 30 minutes can burn 149 calories for a 155-pound person <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm" target="_hplink">according to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications</a> -- no intimidating jumps required.

  • Water Polo

    Splashing around is for amateurs -- try organizing an informal water polo game instead. Here's your incentive: just 30 minutes will burn a full 340 calories, <a href="http://www.acefitness.org/calculators/physical-activity-calorie-calculator.aspx" target="_hplink">according to the American Council on Exercise</a>.