How many calories do you burn shoveling snow?


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Specific calories burned vary by age, size and muscle mass, but a typical person burns between 400 and 600 calories per hour shoveling snow, reports WebMD. A young person with strong muscle mass and relatively high weight normally burns the most.

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Because it includes both aerobic and strength elements, shoveling snow is at the high end of typical outdoor activities in burning calories. It is similar to the calorie-burning effect of heavy yard work, such as landscaping and moving dirt. Raking and bagging leaves is slightly lower at 350 to 400 calories burned per hour for a typical person. Gardening and pulling weeds burn 200 to 400 calories per hour.

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