Snowshoeing is rapidly becoming a popular sport secondary to the health benefits and the intensity of the exercise. The greatest benefit is the caloric burn the sport provides. In winter months many people are restricted to indoor exercise which can become monotonous and costly. Snowshoeing is a winter sport than is relatively inexpensive. The physical demands of the sport emphasize the aerobic energy system and assist or overall cardiorespiratory fitness.
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National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Sari Greaves, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredSnowshoeing has been around for thousands of years and is now considered one of the fastest growing winter sports. It's easy to learn, virtually inexpensive (compared to other winter sports), poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exert energy during the cold winter months. This sport will help maintain and/or improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase leg strength and tighten the glutes and core muscles. Expect to burn more than 600 calories per hour, approximately 45 percent more calories than walking or running at the same speed.