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Get Fit by Having Fun this Summer

Get Fit by Having Fun this Summer

An active life is a healthy life, but finding the time, or the self-discipline, for regular exercise can sometimes be a challenge. Instead of trying to force yourself to endure a dull exercise routine, why not pick up a fun outdoor hobby this summer? Getting outside during warmer weather is as good for your body as it is for your soul, and many summer activities are a great way to burn off extra calories from all of those summer cookouts. Below is the estimated number of calories burned by a few popular summer pastimes*:

Baseball – 350

Bicycling – 440

Canoeing/Kayaking – 405

Fishing – 205

Frisbee – 215

Gardening – 325

Hiking – 415

Horseback Riding – 285

Roller Skating – 475

Surfing – 205

Swimming – 285

Volleyball – 205

Water Skiing – 430

Remember, it doesn’t feel like exercise if you’re having fun!

*Estimates are based on the number of calories burned per hour by a 150-pound person. The actual number of calories burned depends on weight, metabolism, and how vigorously the activity is performed.

1 comment

1 Jae { 06.10.10 at 4:17 am }

What is the equation for calorie burn at a heavier weight?

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