Winter Calorie Burning
Photo/Art by Mark Brewer
It’s Easy to Work Off What We Love to Eat
400 calories burned per hour
Come in from the cold, shake the a Snowblower snow off your eyebrows, and settle into your comfiest recliner–you deserve a big mug of rich hot chocolate with whipped cream.
Carrying & Stacking Wood
444 calories burned per hour
Is this chore on your “honey-stacking wood do” list? It’ll earn you a big bar of fine dark chocolate and the appreciation of everyone who gets to settle next to the woodstove at your place.
Chopping & Splitting Wood or Shoveling Snow
532 calories burned per hour
Okay–you probably drew the splitting wood short straw. But push on through, or shoveling knowing that you’re working up snow an appetite for a handful of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, fresh from the oven–guilt-free.
Sledding or Ice Skating
622 calories burned per hour
All you had to do was enjoy an hour ice skating of fun to burn off a hearty helping of French toast with maple syrup.
710 calories burned per hour
Keep it up for 5 hours and you’ll work off the caloric equivalent of 1 pound. Of course, you’ll be absolutely ravenous …