I’ve been an admitted slacker in my fitness goals. I give myself credit for activities that *do* keep me fit, but I haven’t been committed to any formal exercise. After attending a music festival this past weekend, I realized that the summer lends itself to fitness (when the heat isn’t making even water sports unbearable), and I’m throwing any ideas of formal exercise out the window. Physical fitness can be found without even trying! Let me tell you about my weekend workout:
Hubs and I decided, last minute, to attend Floyd Fest, a family-friendly music festival in Virginia that focuses on sustainable practices and a feel-good vibe. What does this have to do with exercise?
Packing the car: 100 calories burned
Hauling our gear to the campsite (backpacker-style, everything in our packs): 91 calories burned
Pushing a stroller uphill and downhill: 200 calories burned daily
Chasing a toddler around the playground: 150 calories burned daily
Dancing with said toddler (lifting and spinning): 48 calories burned daily
Hula-hooping: 50 calories burned
Walking around the festival: 300 calories burned daily
Hauling gear back to the car: 91 calories burned
Unloading: 100 calories burned
Add to this the general calories burned by the daily activities of living in a campsite each day, plus the strength garnered from all the lifting and unloading, and festival-going can be a great way to keep up with a workout routine! Please note that I didn’t do much dancing. Had we not had a toddler in tow, I would have danced my butt off after-hours 🙂
I used calorie calculator at HealthStatus.com to estimate these totals.