7 Ways to Burn Calories Through Water Sports

Macaela Mackenzie
by Macaela Mackenzie
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7 Ways to Burn Calories Through Water Sports

Summer’s here and that means backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and frozen treats. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun summer activities that can help you burn off that popsicle. Next time you hit the coast or your closest lake or river, try one of these water sports to burn some serious calories instead of lounging in the sand.

*Calorie burn based on 150-pound person doing 1 hour of activity.

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Macaela Mackenzie
Macaela Mackenzie

Macaela is a writer based in New York City with a passion for all things active. When she’s not writing about the weirdest fitness trends or nutrition news, you can find her conquering her fear of heights at the rock climbing gym, hitting the pavement in Central Park or trying to become a yogi. To see Macaela’s latest work, visit macaelamackenzie.com.


6 responses to “7 Ways to Burn Calories Through Water Sports”

  1. Avatar A. P. Thorsen says:

    Um, rowing? A multi-muscle group workout, and not just done on machines!

    • Avatar Katharine O'Brien says:

      I’m not surprised. I’ve seen other articles on here that completely overlook rowing when it is one of the best low impact total body workouts that builds strength and cardio.

    • Avatar Heidi Roque says:

      Yeah, I know right? I’m a rower myself and I think it’s one of the best water sports to lose weight and build muscle. I did a 45 min training today, and I burned nearly 400 calories. I wonder why it isn’t listed here.

  2. Avatar Luke Melbourne says:

    If you are going to blog about all the water sports we can do and how many calories the burn then it would be great if these were all added to the exercise list. SUP isn’t on the list of exercises and I’m going out for a few hours today so would love to be able to record it.

    • Avatar CrackerJackie says:

      Exactly! If you’re including it in your list of activities on the blog, might be a good idea to include it as a listed activity!

  3. Avatar obesy.blogspot.in says:

    I think its a perfect place for those who can swim to get trim…

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