Happy Monday! Today I want to talk to you about some fun ways to burn calories with water outside of the swimming pool. There are so many options out there for fun ways to get active while at the lake or beach.
Stand Up Paddle-boarding has recently become extremely popular. Balancing on the water requires some serious use of your deep core muscles. Not only will you get a strong core from stand up paddle-boarding, but you can burn at least 125 calories doing a 30 minute paddle-board workout. Keeping balance will engage your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. In some cities, paddle-board fitness classes are even being offered where you can practice Pilates balancing poses on the paddle-boards.
Kayaking burns more calories per hour than cycling, but less than running. A 150- lb. person can expect to burn about 340 calories in an hour. It is a fun fitness alternative that often doesn’t feel like “exercising.” Kayaking does requires a lot of upper body use and really tones up your biceps and triceps.
Surfing is a water activity that works out your entire body. You upper body is used to paddle out to the ocean and once you hit the waves, the rest of your body becomes engaged. You can expect to burn at least 125 calories.
Wakeboarding and Water-skiing burn about 245 calories. From having to pull yourself up out of the water and engaging your core and legs during an entire run you are getting in an intense workout.