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Calories Burned Per Hour While Snowshoeing

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author image Andrea Cespedes
Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.
Calories Burned Per Hour While Snowshoeing
People are snowshoeing through the forest. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

A snowy day is no excuse for staying indoors and skipping a workout. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and hike the trails. Snowshoeing is a challenging workout that burns up to 600 calories per hour, according to Snowsports Industries America, or SIA.

Breakdown of Calorie Burn

As with any activity, the intensity at which you work and your body size determine your actual calorie burn. A person who weighs 125 pounds burns about 240 calories per half hour of snowshoeing, while a 155-pound person burns 298 calories. The SIA says you can expect to burn about 45 percent more than walking or running at the same speed.

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