Curious About Shoveling Workout

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BOSTON (CBS) – One bonus this winter: all that shoveling is helping us stay in shape.

Michelle from Gardner Declared her Curiosity asking, “How much of a workout do you get from shoveling snow?”

The answer is a pretty good one. Shoveling snow is considered “moderate” physical activity.

The number of calories you burn depends on a few factors including your weight.

But Harvard Medical School researchers estimate that a person who weighs 185 pounds burns 266 calories for every half hour of shoveling.

Using a snow blower can be a workout too.

The same sized person pushing the machine around for 30 minutes burns about 200 calories.

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