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01-27-2011, 02:49 PM
I was wondering this last night as i was shoveling away at 6 inches of heavy wet many calories do you burn doing me it was like one heck of a workout...any ideas?

01-27-2011, 03:00 PM
No idea about the calories, but I feel for you! I grew up in the tropics (87 degrees year round) and was always under the impression that snow was nothing but light and fluffy powder..:lol: And then I moved to Buffalo in winter for college...eek! Rude rude awakening. :dizzy:

01-27-2011, 03:03 PM
sometimes we get that light and fluffy snow so it doesnt take much time and i dont really feel the burn if you will...however sometimes here on the eastern shore of md we get these lovely snow storms like last night that drop nothing but heavy snow...was outside about 30 mins or so shoveling with snow blowing everywhere and it was very cold and i just kept telling myself its a work out you can do it...

01-28-2011, 05:15 AM
I looked it up. According to the activity calculator I found, a person of your size burns 700 calories an hour shoveling snow. It is most definitely a workout.

Incidentally I have to shovel snow at work, I'm on the snow team and it is part of my job. If I include the shoveling I did at home I was at it for close to four hours yesterday. When I got home from work I could barely move.

01-28-2011, 11:33 AM
WOW! that is awesome! *wishes for more snow* lol thanks for finding that information!

01-28-2011, 01:15 PM
Let's put it this way, my son always wants to shovel the porches and walkways and I tell him no because I like the exercise lol

01-29-2011, 04:34 PM
I know what you mean!
Its a free workout that I have to do anyway. These last 2-3 days of shoveling and my arms/shoulders are super sore!

01-29-2011, 04:50 PM
I had to shovel snow for a half hour on Thursday. I enjoyed it though :). Iím guessing I burned an extra 100 calories.