Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to go out there and participate in some fun winter activities! If you thought that these activities are just meant for fun, think again. The following five winter activities are perfect for burning calories while enjoying the festive season with your friends and family.
Snowboarding is one of the most popular winter sports and is great for building strength, muscular endurance, and balance, all while taking in the exhilarating thrill of the sport. Similar to wakeboarding, snowboarding downhill is a great way to burn those calories (as much as 430 calories per hour) while giving your leg and core an awesome workout. A bonus is that you get to enjoy some beautiful sceneries while snowboarding down the mountainside.
If you're worried that you won’t be able to get a good run in during this winter, you can relax because skiing is the next best alternative to running in the snow. Skiing works as an upper and lower body workout, and allows you to put your stamina to the test while enjoying the beautiful cityscape by the countryside. With up to 600 calories burned per hour depending on your speed, skip your treadmill session this winter!
What could be better than hockey and ice skating together? Well, Ice Hockey of course! This extremely fast paced and the intensive game will leave you kicking up a sweat in no time. Burning up to 500 calories per hour, this winter activity can take the place of your elliptical workout any day of the week!
If downhill activities like snowboarding and skiing are not your thing, perhaps snowshoeing would be perfect for you. Snowshoeing is much like hiking, except you hike up a variety of terrains that could be especially challenging in the winter. Great for people that love to explore scenic locations, snowshoeing can easily burn up to 550 calories per hour of activity!