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Skinny skiers earn the title!

Nordic skater Marshall Greene warms up on the Mount Spokane cross-country skiing trails. (Rich Landers)
Nordic skater Marshall Greene warms up on the Mount Spokane cross-country skiing trails. (Rich Landers)
OUTGOING – Active outdoor winter pursuits have a way of getting people out of the house – and making practitioners hungry.
But which activities burn the most calories?

The following activities are listed with the number of calories burned per hour.

The first number is for a 40-year-old, 6-foot tall, 175-pound man.

The second is for a 40-year-old, 5-foot-5-inch, 135-pound woman.

  1.  Cross-country skiing — 903 - 697
  2.  Running (6 mph) —       798 - 616
  3. Downhill skiing —           693 - 535
  4. Snowshoeing —             557 - 431
  5. Shoveling snow —         483 - 373
  6. Sledding —                    477 - 369
  7. Ice skating —                 399 - 308
  8. Walking (3 mph) —        346 - 267
  9. Snowmobiling —            273 - 211
  10. Ice fishing —                     80 - 62

Sources: healthstatus.com, calorielab.com



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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