Heading out for a vacation usually means you’re going to pack on a few pounds. You get out of your routine, eat out and live it up a little, right?
That may not be the case if your next getaway is on the slopes.
Organizers of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month say that the average adult can burn between 250 to 630 calories per hour skiing or snowboarding at moderate speeds, depending on the size of the person. That might make you feel a little better as your chow down on those notoriously calorie-rich meals on the slopes.
“Childhood obesity is at an all time high in the U.S. and people tend to be more sedentary in the winter,” said Mary Tarallo, director of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. “Our slogan is ‘Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate’. We hope that children and adults will look at skiing and snowboarding as a way to be active all year long.”
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
More information on this subject can be found at skiandsnowboardmonth.org.