Calories Burned Per Hour While Snowshoeing

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.

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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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