Burning Calories

Do you know how many calories you burn while being active?

This is quite simple and no need for a long explanation. Look below to see how many calories you would burn while being active. For most all low-impact exercises you will burn about 6.2 calories for each 1 minute and with most high-impact exercises you will burn about 12 calories for each 1 minute. For example: If you were active with a low-impact exercise for 30 minutes you would burn about 186 calories.

Keep in mind of you current body weight when you are trying to burn calories. The calories burned below are based on a 150 pound (lbs) person.

Calories Burned Chart in pounds (lbs): 4 or lower – round down, 5 or higher – round up

Example: 136 pounds (lbs) = round up to 140 pounds (lbs)

30 to 60: subtract 2 calories from each activity for each minute below (Young children should only be in this range)

70 to 110: subtract 1 calorie from each activity for each minute below

120 to 150: keep the same

160 to 190: add 1 calorie from each activity for each minute below

200 to 240: add 2 calories from each activity for each minute below

250 to 280: add 3 calories from each activity for each minute below

290 or more: add 4 calories from each activity for each minute below

Walking: 4 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Swimming – moderate: 6 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Swimming – vigorous: 11 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Jogging (3-6 mph): 8 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Light Running (7-10 mph): 10 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Bike Riding – leisure: 4 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Bike Riding – 12-14 mph/Mountain: 8 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Bike Riding – 14-16 mph: 10 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Stationary Bike – moderate: 7 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Stationary Bike – vigorous: 12 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Weight Lifting – general: 3 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Weight Lifting – vigorous: 6 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Bowling: 3 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Backpacking: 8 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Aerobics – low impact: 6 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Aerobics – high impact: 7 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Rope Jumping: 11 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Rock Climbing: 12 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Basketball – half court: 9 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Basketball – full court: 12 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Skateboarding: 5 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Skating – moderate: 5 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Skating – vigorous: 10 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Power Yoga: 5 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Surfing: 3 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Snowboarding/Skiing – downhill: 9 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Stretching/Yoga: 4 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Tennis – singles: 6 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Tennis – doubles: 4 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Soccer – casual: 7 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Soccer – competitive: 11 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Volleyball – recreation: 3 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Volleyball – competitive: 4 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Softball/Baseball: 5 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Golfing: 5 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Sit-ups/Push-ups – moderate: 5 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Sit-ups/Push-ups – vigorous: 9 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Sports – combination of running, weaving, dodging, throwing, defending:

12 calories for each 1 minute of exercise

Non-Exercise Activities:

This will show you how many calories you burn every minute and every hour for doing non-exercise activities.

Sitting while talking on the phone: 1 minute – 1.90 calories, 60 minutes – 114.25 calories

Example: talking on the phone for 45 minutes (45 x 1.9 = 85.5 calories burned)

Standing: 1 minute – 2.50 calories 60 minutes, – 150 calories

Example: standing for 48 minutes (48 x 2.5 = 120 calories burned)

Driving a car: 1 minute – 2.53 calories 60 minutes, – 152 calories

Example: driving your car for 50 minutes (50 x 2.53 = 126.5 calories burned)