Taking Advantage of The Great Outdoors
Summertime in Vermont is one of the easiest times to get outside and get moving. What's more, the combination of exercise and sunshine is shown to improve energy and mood- just don't forget your sunscreen!
Did you know that everyday outdoor activities are great calorie burners?
Here is a sample of calories burned per 30 minutes of activity, based on a 155 pound person:
Walking (15 min/mile): 167
Running (12 min/mile): 298
Tai Chi: 149
Swimming (in general): 223
Rollerblade Skating: 260
Jumping rope: 372
Planting seeds and shrubs: 149
Mowing lawn (push mower): 167
Heavy cleaning: 167
Playing with kids (vigorous effort): 186
Don't forget that that Ladies First walking challenge is extended through June!