Strollers Boost Calorie Burn
Walking briskly with a loaded stroller can burn up to 222 calories.
New mothers tend to get less exercise than their childless peers, but they might be overlooking an effective calorie-burner parked in the garage. Pushing a 1-year-old in a stroller while toting a diaper bag uses up to 20 percent more calories than regular fitness walking, researchers say. Walking briskly with a loaded stroller can burn up to 222 calories in 30 minutes—enough to boost a new mom's heart health and weight-loss efforts.