As we all cheer on our native or adopted countries’ top athletes in their pursuit for excellence in competition, for those of us not blessed to be chosen to represent our respective nationalities at this Winter’s games, here are nine sports you can adopt and gain their calorie-burning and physique-defining benefits.
1. Skiing (350-1,000+ calories per hour)
Cross-country skiing is the best for caloric burn, netting you upwards of 800 to 1,100 calories in an hour. Enjoying a day on the slopes can burn between 400 and 600 calories. Another family-friendly activity, this one tends to run a little more in the pocketbook for lift tickets and equipment rental.
2. Biathlon (500-900 calories per hour)
Cross country skiing plus guns equals biathlon. Probably the most taxing winter Olympic sport in terms of focus and physicality, biathlon training can burn you anywhere from 500 to 900 calories per hour. This mainly…
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