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Get Physical: Play in the Snow

A lot of us are fortunate enough to have snow on the ground this holiday season. So instead of sitting inside and watching it fall, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the snow with friends, have fun with family, and burn a bunch of calories while doing it, too!

Activity Calories Burned
Building a Snowman 285 calories burned per hour
Having a Snowball Fight 319 calories burned per hour
Making Snow Angels 214 calories burned per hour

So skip the gym this weekend, instead grab your honey, best friend or grandmother and play in the snow. If you're curious about other activities, here is list of snow sports that are a little bit more demanding, and how many calories they burn.

*All above calculations are based on a 150 lb. person.


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kimchimei kimchimei 9 years
i wish i had snow !
bluiedgrl bluiedgrl 9 years
I like to dig tunnels with my kids. I will also pull them around in a sled. Its getting a little hard with my 2 older kids, but its a killer workout! A great butt blaster.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I wanna see some snow!
smarler smarler 9 years
You can all come to Missouri and play in our snow. We've got more than enough to go around in my city!
lolabella lolabella 9 years
i live in mouseville, florida. no snow here. :( maybe i can try this with beach sand!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Awwww snow ball fights...
lady-T lady-T 9 years
someone adopt me please so i can experience a white christmas.. pleaase????
lady-T lady-T 9 years
we dont have snow!!!!! :( :( :( all we have is rain!!!!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I miss playing in the snow. We used to make snow forts and have snowball fights and play "King of the Mountain". Now I just get to shovel the stuff off the sidewalk...yuk.
L_original L_original 9 years
Wow. Never realized playing in the snow was exercise!
Feesje Feesje 9 years
Snow? Where? :(
emalove emalove 9 years
Aw, playing in the snow is so fun! Of course I haven't done it in years, but I remember making snowmen and building "snow forts" with my sister back in the day...
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