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Does Winter Running Burn More Calories?

  • By Marty Munson
  • Published Dec 10, 2012
  • Updated Dec 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM UTC


Winter running burns more calories. True or False. Sorry, put the French fries down. Unless you’re running through snow or mud, you’re not burning any more calories than when you run in any other season. Sure, research shows that shivering and very heavy clothes do cause you to burn more calories. But by “heavy clothes,” researchers are talking about army boots and hiking gear, not your winter shell with titanium thermo-regulating technology.

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