12 Winter Activities You Didn’t Realize Burn Calories

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Are colder temps cramping your exercise style? Don’t sweat it! You can torch calories engaging in fun winter activities.

This chart details the general amount of calories a 150-pound woman exerting low to moderate effort doing the following activities for an hour will burn:

Activity Calories Burned
Downhill Skiing 377*
Sledding 477**
Ice Skating 494*
Holiday Shopping 198*
Shoveling Snow 467*
Snow Boarding 377*
Holiday Food Shopping 198*

If you’re not exactly feeling the great outdoors, or you live among the states that don’t tend to get snow, torch calories with a winter clean-up. This chart shows the general amount of calories a 150-pound woman exerting low to moderate effort engaging in various cleaning efforts will burn:

Activity Calories Burned
Dusting 136*
Vacuuming 287*
Scrubbing 314*
Mopping 225*
Sweeping 198*

*Information obtained through the United States Department of Agriculture Physical Activity Tracker on 12/1/2015.
**Information obtained through the Calorie Control Council’s Get Moving! Calculator on 12/1/2016.