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January 23, 2017
The Calorie-Burning Power of Fun
Sure, winter seems like the perfect time to binge-watch House of Cards or work your way through Gilmore Girls (old and new). However: A 150-pound person burns only about 93 calories an hour sitting in front of the tube. At that rate, you’re doomed to gain weight even if you eat nothing but carrots until the final credits roll – and you won’t be doing your fitness levels any favors, either. What if, before hitting play, you brave the outdoors and burn a whole lot of energy while having a blast?
Here’s how many calories you can burn in an hour of cold-weather fun.
|Building a snowman||285|
|Having a snowball fight||600|
*Estimates based on a 150-pound person and moderate activity level.