Aaaah. Summer is right around the corner. The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom and the breeze is warm. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the beauty of the season while enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Add on the fact that you’ll be burning calories and increasing your metabolism just in time for swimsuit season, well……… what’s not to love?
Perhaps your favorite outdoor activity is a heart pumping power walk or a fast and furious tennis match with a friend. It doesn’t matter what you love to do, as long as you get moving and remember to keep you exercise routine balanced (see your Exercise Tab inside your program for more information).
Below is a list of the most common exercises performed outdoors as well as an approximate amount of calories burned for an individual weighing 150 pounds and an individual weighing 200 pounds. Though these numbers are only estimates, this simple chart is a great way to motivate you to get outside and get moving!
Activity (60 minutes) Cal burned 150 lb. indiv. Cal burned 200 lb. indiv.
Leisurely Biking 270 360
Mountain Biking 576 768
Moderate Swimming 413 552
Full Court Basketball 747 996
Golf (using golf cart) 234 312
Gardening 369 492
Running 5.0 mph 576 768
Tennis (singles) 413 552
Walking 3.0 mph 297 396
*Calories burned are only estimations and based on 60 minutes of exercise. Calculations are determined using www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc