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Fri., Dec. 27, 2013, 3:57 p.m.

How To Burn Calories During Winter

No doubt about it, it can be harder to motivate yourself to work out when the weather outside turns frightful. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still make it happen (writes Jon Bell of Actively Northwest in an article titled, "4 easy ways to burn calories this winter). In fact, some common wintertime activities actually go a long way to burn calories, strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular health. Here are just four of many that will help you stay fit this winter — without even knowing it (full article here):

  • Winter walking
  • Shoveling snow
  • Ice skating
  • Downhill skiing

Question: I walk, shovel snow, chop wood & lift weights during the winter. How do you burn calories during this time of the year?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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