Winter Workouts to Enjoy While There’s Still Time
We are so close to seeing the sun and shedding our winter coats! But, not just yet. Don’t get too excited to shake those winter boots and hit the sand. Without the snowfall of winter, some workouts are no longer applicable until snow rolls around next year. Enjoy these wintertime workouts and burn some extra calories — while you’re still able.
Instead of staying inside this wintertime, strap on your snowshoes and hit the trails. Snowshoeing is especially fun after a fresh layer of snow has hit the ground. You burn between 420-1000 calories per hour, depending on the terrain and intensity of the workout. And this low impact exercise is perfect for all activity levels.
We know, shoveling snow sounds like more of a chore than an exercise workout. But, what if told you that you burn anywhere from 300-500 calories an hour? If you have only a small driveway or area to shovel, why not volunteer to shovel for your neighbors or parents?
Ride a Fat Bike
Imagine a mountain bike with large tires that look like balloons. Fat bikes have low-inflation pressure, so it’s actually pretty easy to ride on unstable and soft surfaces like snow. This activity burns up to 400 calories per hour. If you don’t live in a snowy area, try a Fat bike on sand dunes or at the beach. They have the same effect and workout results.
Build a Snowman
Let all your inhibitions go and channel your inner child. Rally your friends and family and start building a snowman. You might be thinking to yourself, “How is this possibly going to burn calories?” Squatting constantly and packing snow is no easy feat! You burn up to 350 calories an hour — just building Frosty.
Next time it starts snowing, look outside and picture these workouts. You may find a love for mountain biking because of a fat-tired bike, or even meet a new neighbor because you cleared their driveway. OtterBox your device and hit the fresh powder — make the most of the winter and burn some serious calories.