With the last weeks of summer winding down, now is the time to take advantage of the final dog days of summer and get outside. We spend so much time inside for work, on computers, and watching tv (especially lately with the Olympics, which I totally love!) Enjoy these last weeks of heat and get ready to jump into the gorgeous fall weather that is lurking around the corner! Now is the best time to learn something new, take a stand-up paddleboard lesson or enjoy a fitness class. Check your local area, my small town offers everything from aerial yoga, boot camp in the park, pole dancing, bikes on the boardwalk, surf lessons, golf, beach volleyball, even yoga and Pilates on the beach.
Getting outside can also include taking the dog for walk, gardening, make it a day at the pool with the kids, cut the grass, cook on the grill, find a farm and pick your own produce, the list is endless. The health benefits from exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and your daily dose of vitamin D make it priceless. Sunshine boots your mood and helps you absorb your Vitamin D. Fresh air will keep your feeling motivated and your energy levels up. And exercise always makes you feel that much better! So, here’s a little beak down of how many calories you burn an hour when you get outside and get moving. You’ll be surprised what actually burns the most!
The numbers will vary a little depending on your weight and if you’re male or female. This chart is based on a male or female weighing 145-165 pound range: The more you weight the more you burn and men tend to burn more calories faster. (Of course they would!)
Calories per hour:
- Stand-up paddleboarding- 500-800
- Surfing- 221
- Skateboarding- 352
- Beach Volleyball- 563
- Pilates- 360
- Gardening- 334
- Cutting the grass- 410
- Cooking on the Grill-222
- Walking the dog- 246
- Picking your own produce- 422
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