CALORIES BURNED DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

GENERAL AND OCCUPATION ACTIVITIES

Activity

Calories burned in one hour

Fire-fighter (climbing ladders in full gear)

680

Chopping wood, digging

476

Carrying bags or boxes upstairs, sawing wood by hand

442

Walking fast

240

Labour jobs, masseuse (standing), brick laying, carpet fitting, painting and decorating, gardening

175

Vacuuming floors, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry

170

Sweeping floors

156

Washing car, cleaning windows, polishing, carrying infants

136

Driving, power boating, office work, making beds

105

Washing dishes, ironing, standing occupation, teacher, bar tending, shelf filling

88

Sitting watching TV, reading, sleeping, typing

48

STAIRS

  • Every 10 upward steps burns one and a half calories

  • Every 20 steps down burns one calorie.

WALKING

It takes a 38 minute walk to burn 136 calories and a 38 minute cycle ride to burn 200 calories depending upon your weight. The heavier you are the more calories you will burn.


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DANCING

Activity

Calories burned in one hour

Aerobics, high impact

408

Aerobics, general

374

Aerobics, low impact

272

Ballet, jazz, jitterbug, modern, street, tap, twist

306

General dancing including  ballroom, belly, country, disco, flamenco, folk, hula, Irish, foxtrot, Greek, line, Maypole, Middle Eastern, Morris, polka, belly, square  and swing dancing

238

Slow ballroom, slow Waltz, salsa, samba, tango, 19th century, mambo, chacha

136

SPORTS AND HOBBIES

Activity

Calories burned in one hour

Boxing, handball, roller blading, in-line skating, Jai alai, rope jumping (fast), squash, rowing (competitively 6 mph), skin diving

748

Rock climbing (ascending), swimming butterfly stroke, swimming, crawl, fast (75 yards/minute)

680

Football (competitive), martial arts, judo, jujitsu, karate, kick boxing, tae kwan do, kwon, paddle ball, racquetball, rope jumping (moderate), rugby, steeplechase, hurdles, swimming breast stroke, water polo

612

Orienteering, step treadmill

544

Cycling

480

Basketball game, hockey, lacrosse, polo, rope jumping (slow), tennis (singles), volleyball (competitive), rock climbing (rappelling), swimming, crawl, slow (50 yards/minute), synchronised swimming, horse racing (galloping), circuit training, push-us, sit-ups

476

Badminton (competitive), football casual, tennis general, skating, kickball, scuba diving, swimming backstroke, skiing, sledding, tobogganing

408

Basketball wheelchair, horseback riding (trotting)

374

Car or bike racing, fencing, wrestling, basketball (non-game), boxing (punch bag), tennis (doubles), high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin, pole vault, water skiing, weight training

340

Swimming

300

Cricket, baseball, badminton, running, sailing (competitive), white water rafting, kayaking, playing a drum kit, snorkelling, children's games: hopscotch, skateboarding etc

272

Leisurely walking, golf

240

Gymnastics, curling, juggling, motor cross, table tennis, ping pong, tai chi, shot, discus, hammer throw, volleyball (non-competitive), canoeing, water aerobics, paddle boat

204

archery (non-hunting), hang gliding, sky diving, trampoline

170

Bowling, frisbee playing, horseshoe pitching, quoits, rowing (leisurely 3 mph), surfing,  windsurfing, playing a musical instrument standing, ocean sailing (non-competitive)

136

Darts, croquet, billiards, horseback riding (walking), power boating, yoga

102

Sitting while playing a musical instrument

68

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