Here in the Northeast the winter can feel very LONG! Spending 5-6 days in a gym gets pretty monotonous and boring for sure. Just because its cold outside doesn’t mean that we have to be stuck indoors! Here are a few activities that burn a ton of calories and keep you from waiting for the next available treadmill!
The following calorie count is based on a 135lb. person exercising for 60 minutes. Remember to always dress appropriately and warm-up prior to your workout !
Ice Skating – 369
Downhill Skiing (light effort) – 250
Downhill Skiing (moderate effort) – 300
Downhill Skiing (vigorous effort/racing) 430
Cross Country (2.5mph, slow or light effort) 369
Cross Country (4.0mph, moderate effort) 431
Cross Country (5.0 – 7.5mph, vigorous effort) 500
Snowboarding – 260
Ice Hockey – 350
Winter Hiking – 350
Sledding, tobogganing – 369
Snowshoeing – 431
Snowmobiling – 150
Shoveling – 280
Building a snowman – 285
Having a snowball fight – 320
Making Snow Angels – 200
So if you are fortunate enough to live in an area where there will be snow on the ground this holiday season, take your friends and family outdoors for a fun calorie -burning workout!