Here’s a breakdown of the calroie burning you can do at the beach while you’re having fun in the sand!
Working out isn’t always a day at the beach, but that doesn’t mean your day at the beach can’t be a workout.
You can relax at the shore and still get in your daily exercise fix just by participating in these calorie-burning (not to mention fun) beach activities:
Swimming in the ocean requires lots of energy, even if you’re only splashing around – just treading water can burn up to 200 calories an hour*.
Water polo is a fun way to pass the time with friends, and at 500-600 calories an hour, your body (especially your core) will thank you.
Beach volleyball games are a common surf-side activity, so join in for 60 minutes to scorch about 500 calories.
Frisbees fit easily into beach bags – just throw one around for an hour and you’ll burn about 190 calories (you can get one here).
Strolling on the sand is not only for people-watching and seashell-collecting – an hour of it can burn up to 200 calories.
*Calorie estimates are based on a 135-lb. woman.