At long last, spring is in the air! The return of warmer temperatures means you can finally think about outdoor runs again, but it does complicate things a little if you prefer to get your sweat on at a gym or yoga studio. That shouldn’t stop you from mixing it up: Spring is filled with plenty of calorie-burning opportunities that won’t prevent you from stopping to smell the freshly budding flowers. Bring on swimsuit season.
*Calorie burn calculated for a 150-pound person doing 1 hour of activity.
Warmer weekend weather practically begs for a bike ride. Forget spin class and saddle up outdoors to kill some calories.
Calories burned: 140
Food equivalent: 5 Peeps
Spring cleaning isn’t all bad — getting to those end-of-winter household tasks is an unexpectedly big calorie burner.
Calories burned: 360
Food equivalent: 1 serving of strawberry shortcake
Check out Mother Nature’s new threads, get some fresh air and a good sweat session by hitting the trails.
Calories burned: 405
Food equivalent: 6 deviled eggs
Earn your Easter treats by joining the kids. All that running around and stooping to spot eggs racks up a solid calorie burn.
Calories burned: 215
Food equivalent: 1 solid milk chocolate bunny
Getting your hands dirty in the garden can be as effective as working up a sweat in the gym. Plus you’ll be left with some solid landscaping.
Calories burned: 370
Food equivalent: 3 helpings of honey-glazed ham
Warmer weather means afternoons spent on the greens. Toting your clubs over nine holes torches major calories.
Calories burned: 300
Food equivalent: 3 marshmallow eggs
Sometimes it’s enough just to be outside after a long winter. Tossing a ball or a Frisbee around the yard is a great way to enjoy the weather while sneaking in a little workout.
Calories burned: 180
Food equivalent: 1 small slice of sweet potato pie
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