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Get Fit by Having Fun this Summer

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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

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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.

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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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