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.