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Back to Basics: 7 summer calorie-burners

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In the summer, I like to exercise outside as much as possible – soak in enough sun and fresh air to make up for all those dreary winter months. I almost always wear my heart rate monitor to track the calories I burn. But this simple guide from the American Council on Exercise can help you get a general idea of how much you’re burning doing these 7 popular summer activities… so burn, baby, burn!

Walking at 4 MPH
120 pound person burns 4.5 calories/minute
180 pound person burns 6.8 calories/minute

Hiking
120 pound person burns 4.5 calories/minute
180 pound person burns  6.7 calories/minute

Biking at 10 MPH
120 pound person burns 5.5 calories/minute
180 pound person burns 8.2 calories/minute

Jogging – 10 minute miles
180 pound person burns 13.9 calories/minute
120 pound person burns 9.3 calories/minute

Jump Rope
120 pound person burns 9.5 calories/minute
180 pound person burns 14.3 calories/minute

Swimming at a moderate pace
120 pound person burns 7.8 calories/minute
180 pound person burns 11.6 calories/minute

Roller skating
120 pound person burns 5.9 calories/minute
180 pound person burns 8.8 calories/minute

Of course, not everyone weighs either the 120 or 180 pounds shown in these examples, so for more specific numbers based on your weight and the activity you’re doing, check out this Physical Activity Calculator from Shape Up America!

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