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Calorie counters, start your workouts

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Bradford Beach

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 515 / 668
Upside: It doesn’t hurt to dive.
Downside: Sand in crevices you didn’t even know you had.


KAYAKING

Milwaukee Kayak Co.

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 322 / 418
Upside: You can make a pit stop at Lakefront Brewery.
Downside: That refreshing beer makes paddling back that much harder.


PADDLE BOARDING

Wheel Fun Rentals

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 387 / 501
Upside: It’s like walking on water.
Downside: One false move, and you’re in the water.


BIKE RIDE

Oak Leaf Trail

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man:
<10 mph, leisure: 258 / 334
10-11.9 mph, light: 438 / 568
Upside: A canopy of trees keeps the path shaded and cool.
Downside: No matter how fast you pedal, you can’t escape the mosquitoes.


SKATEBOARDING

West Allis Skate Park

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 322 / 418
Upside: The speed! The adrenaline rush!
Downside: Hanging out at a skate park looks very suspect if you’re over the age of 21.


TENNIS

Lake Park Courts

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 470 / 610
Upside: You get to wear such cool outfits.
Downside: Two words: Tennis elbow.


GOLF

Brown Deer Golf Course

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 348 / 401
Upside: Gets you out of the office for an entire morning/afternoon.
Downside: No one at the office will believe your “sick” story when you return with a sunburn.

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FISHING

Estabrook Park

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 225 / 292
Upside: If you catch dinner (and the Health Department says it’s OK to eat), you can skip going to the grocery store.
Downside: Who’s going to clean that fish? … Better stop at the grocery store.


SWIMMING

Atwater Beach

Calories Burned in an hour for a 135 lb. woman / 175 lb. man: 387 / 501
Upside: It’s a great way to cool down on a hot day.
Downside: Did you read about that flesh-eating disease? Oh, never mind. I’m sure it’s nothing.


‘Burn Data’ appears in Milwaukee Health, a special issue from Milwaukee Magazine.

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