Summer is officially here which means it’s time to get out and get fit. But even if you’re not keen on the outdoors, there are still tons of ways to get in shape indoors as well. But whoever said getting fit can’t be fun? You just have to take some time and find a hobby you enjoy doing. So find yourself a comfortable pair of athletic shoes, take a few deep breaths, and get moving!
Mountain biking is a sport that can get pretty intense. You can think of it a lot like interval training. On a typical trail, you can expect some flat ground, some vigorous uphill battles, and easy-going downhill slopes. If by any chance you fall off your bike or cannot ride through an area, you’ll have no choice but to do some hiking with your bike. And it’s in those short bursts of intense and lighter cycling that you can really feel the calories burning. Even as a beginner, you can burn as much as 400 calories in a half hour.
For a more casual workout, consider hiking as a pastime. You’ll be able to enjoy scenic routes, get some fresh air, and you can also bring your family and friends along. Hiking is a great lower-body and cardio workout and doesn’t put too much impact on your knees or joints. Trails can vary in difficulty and length, so it’s wise to get acquainted with how intense a trail will be before you embark. The average person will burn around 400 to 600 calories per hour of hiking casual trails, although, carrying a heavier pack or doing a lot of uphill hiking will lead to even more calories burned.
Original Article : 5 SURPRISINGLY FUN WAYS TO BURN CALORIES
By: Charlie Barnett