Calories Burned Shoveling Snow

Compare the calories burned shoveling snow to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

Shoveling snow isn’t a lot of fun for most people, but at least there is the satisfaction of getting a job done, along with the calories burned shoveling snow, and the weight loss that results from all that hard work. At least until the next snowfall comes along and gives you more work to do. But then of course that’s just another opportunity to burn calories and lose weight.

And while shoveling snow may not be a lot of fun, it really is hard work, and the amount of calories burned shoveling snow compares favorably to the amount of calories burned yard work, for example, another not so fun chore that still has to be done once in awhile, though not, fortunately, when snow is covering the yard.

So next time you have to get all bundled up and go shovel the snow off the driveway, think about the calories burned shoveling snow, and the weight loss that will result from all that hard work.

Calories Burned – Shoveling Snow

The amount of calories burned shoveling snow will change, depending on a few different things, such as what your weight is.

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 354 calories burned shoveling snow per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 422 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 490 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 558 calories burned per hour

As you can tell from the list above, the amount of calories burned shoveling snow definitely makes it worth volunteering for the duty when the snow does start falling. And if you happen to live in a place where a lot of snow tends to fall, then one bonus at least is that you can count on burning a lot of calories and losing a lot of weight as a result over the winter, which will have you ready for beaches when summer rolls around.

To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.