August 20, 2015 6:00 am
Updated: August 20, 2015 9:59 am

Fitbit report reveals Canadians’ exercise habits and top workouts

When it comes to burning calories, nothing beats running according to a new Fitbit report.

Janet Cordahi, Global News

TORONTO — A new report by Fitbit, the maker of wearable fitness trackers, takes a look at the workout habits of more than a million of its users in four countries around the world, including Canada.

Turns out, we like to keep it classic. Running, biking and strength training are the three activities that get logged most often by Canadian Fitbit users. But with our long, snowy winters, there’s also ample opportunity for shoveling (that’s #12 on the list), skiing (#14), skating (#24) and snowshoeing (#26).

Millennials (aged 18-35) are more likely to spice things up and push their limits with trendier workouts like barre (inspired by ballet), rock climbing and snowboarding.

WATCH: Barre workout takes inspiration from ballet

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Gen-Xers (aged 35-55) enjoy working on their fitness outdoors with activities like canoeing and ice skating. Not surprisingly, the 55+ crowd opts for more low-impact options like gardening, golf and walking.

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Walking is an activity 70 per cent of those studied make part of their fitness routine. But it’s running that seems to give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to how many calories you can burn in 30 minutes.

You can find more highlights from the report in the infographic below:



Infographic by Janet Cordahi, Global News

Fitbit’s full findings and other tips are available here.

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