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Winter Sports

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Burn Calories & Have Fun

We got the scoop on how these winter sports can get your body fabulously fit.

Downhill Skiing
Calorie Burn*: 418 per hour
Fitness Factor: Skiing downhill is not only excellent aerobic exercise, it also builds stamina while strengthening your buttocks, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and core.

Calorie Burn: 330 per hour
Fitness Factor A terrific total-body toner, snowboarding works your core, hamstrings, quads and calves as well as the muscles in your ankles and feet as you twist to steer your board downhill.

Calorie Burn: 557 per hour
Fitness Factor Trekking along winter paths in snowshoes, which distribute your weight evenly over the snow so you don't sink through, works the buttocks, hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, core and abs – offering a more intense workout and calorie burn than you'd get on most warm-weather hikes.

Cross-country skiing
Calorie Burn: 557 per hour
Fitness Factor One of the best winter cross-training activities for runners and cyclists, cross-country (or Nordic) skiing is easy to learn and an excellent cardiovascular activity. It tones the buttocks, quads, hamstrings, calves, chest, lats, shoulders, biceps, triceps and abs.
*Calorie burn estimates are per hour based on a 145-pound woman.

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