Posted December 27, 2010 by 1KnonOCoKhet in News

Shovel Snow, Burn Calories

If you want to burn off some of that holiday food, I suggest you go outside and do some snow shoveling.

Shoveling is an activity many of us dread during blizzards like the one that hit us last night, but it can be beneficial if we take the time to use it as exercise.

According to FindTheBest.com‘s list of the Top 10 Ways to Burn Calories this Winter, Snow shoveling, although it isn’t a sport per say, made the list as a moderate intensity exercise that burns 408 calories per hour for the average 150 lb person.

If you weigh a little less and stand at 125 lb, you can burn 340 shoveling snow. Yes, we all can benefit.

Do you weight 200 pounds? Then burn 545 calories shoveling. Are you on the hefty side, standing at 250 lbs, well you can burn 681 calories per hour shoveling snow!

Of course you must shovel the snow by hand using a shovel for this benefit. Put the snow blower down.

Take advantage of the season, use it as your open door for physical activity and let it snow!

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