Jogging with your baby is wonderful but of course it’s even more wonderful if you are running with a lightweight stroller… especially up hills.
Regular strollers can be very lightweight like this one which is a mere 12 pounds, but they’re not very easy to get around with because of the small wheels.
We like a lightweight stroller with bigger wheels because it’s so much easier to push over kerbs or other obstacles.
I find Nathans ride is more than light enough at only 25 lbs and it’s great for running errands or running in the park so it saves me the expense of buying 2 strollers.
I’m going to write this in bold because it’s important.
The weight from those bigger wheels is totally worth it!
To help you out we have dug deep to find the best lightweight strollers for jogging so it’s easy for you to have a look. If you are going to be using your stroller around town make sure you get one with a swivel wheel for extra manuverability.
|BOB Revolution SE Stroller||25 pounds||$$$||4.7|
|Baby Jogger F.I.T. Jogging Stroller||20 pounds||$$$||4.5|
|BOB Ironman Single|
Fixed wheel design. Excellent for running, not so good around town.
|Joovy Zoom 360 Swivel Wheel Jogging Stroller||26.8 pounds||$$||4.4|
|Schwinn Turismo Swivel Jogger||24.5 pounds||$||4.3|
Just because you have a jogging stroller doesn’t mean it’s only good for jogging, it just means it’s good for going over all terrains.
Jogging strollers are just the SUV’s of the stroller world. We really love the Bob Revolution stroller and if it’s good enough for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner then it’s good enough for us!
Here is the link with all the correct boxes ticked to find the best discounts. Happy shopping and we hope you find the right stroller. [/sociallocker]
I received an email last week from Oksana and she asked me… “Dear Heidi, Do you know how many calories are burned jogging with a stroller? I need to find out for my boss.”
Well, it’s an interesting question Oksana and while I’m not a scientist I use my extensive research skills (i.e. I googled it) to try to find an answer for you. Here is what I dug up:
The one statistic that I found is that you will burn about 125 calories for a 10 minute mile pushing a 60 lb stroller.
My checked out how many calories someone that was 125 lbs running a 10 minute mile (6 mph) would burn without a stroller and found it would be around 85 calories.
So using my maths skills I worked out that that that is an extra 40 calories for 10 minutes jogging. If you are 125 lbs that is.
If you are out or for longer runs that could really add up, in 1 hour it would be an extra 240 calories compared to running without a stroller.
For every pound of bodyweight above 125 lbs add an extra 3 calories per 10 minutes. And likewise subtract if you are under 125 lbs.
These calculations are just a rule of thumb and are far from scientfic but it’s the best information I could find.
It seems that you could burn as much as 50% more calories by running with a stoller than without, that would make sense to me as it is a lot more hard work pushing a stroller.
Oksana I hope this answers your question and gives you something to keep your boss happy.
Remember the faster you run the more calories you will burn. Tell your boss to move his or her ass!
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If any moms out there have a heart rate monitor and want to do some testing to calculate calories burning jogging with a stroller then please get in touch with me.
In the meantime, don’t sweat the statistics too much, just get out there and well… sweat 😉 It’s really healthy believe me! It’s a lot better for you than sitting staring at computer screens trying to work out calories burned.
Go! Go! Let’s Go Baby Go!