Snowmobiling Combats SAD and Burns Calories

Snowmobiling pic


Snowmobiling pic

As a realtor for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Todd Bartusek works with clients who are buying, selling, and renting properties. Outside of his professional life, Todd Bartusek enjoys going snowmobiling.

Snowmobiling offers many health benefits that people might not be aware of. Among these benefits are improved physical fitness and the ability to combat seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD.

The average person burns over 200 calories while snowmobiling. This is because riding a snowmobile requires individuals to concentrate on their core, ensuring they are flexible and strong enough to hold on while going through fields and trails.

Riding on a snowmobile can also expose individuals to sunlight and fresh air, which is helpful for people with SAD. Those who stay inside and do not exercise because of cold winter weather may be susceptible to SAD. Because they are exposed to light outdoors, snowmobile riders experience the release of melatonin, which changes chemicals within the brain and reduces symptoms of SAD.