Wednesday, December 21, 2011


From skiing to shoveling snow, there are many winter-friendly ways to stay fit this holiday season. 

Even sledding is more work than you think! Every time you take a ride down the hill, you most likely have to walk all the back to the top - you can burn more calories by pulling a few kids on the sled as you go up! Try sledding for 30 minutes, and you can burn as many calories as a two-mile run.

One of our top manufacturers, Life Fitness breaks down potential calorie burn* of trying these outdoor activities for 30 minutes:

Sledding for 30 minutes: 250 calories
Ice skating for 30 minutes: 230 calories
Cross-country skiing for 30 minutes: 300 calories
Down-hill skiing for 30 minutes: 210 calories
Snowboarding for 30 minutes: 250 calories
Walking the dog for 30 minutes: 125 calories
Shoveling snow for 30 minutes: 230 calories

And when getting outdoors isn't feasible, hop on your home treadmill or elliptical trainer and indulge yourself in a favorite music playlist while sweating off some of those extra holiday treats!

*approximations based on an average 145 lbs woman for a 30 minutes of activity

Fit Tips are provided by Life Fitness, the leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality exercise equipment for fitness facilities and homes worldwide.

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