How much am I burning?
This list shows the estimated number of calories burned while doing various exercises for one hour. This is to give you an idea of the relative calorie burn of various activities for a person who weighs 160 pounds (73 kilograms).
Specific calorie expenditures vary widely depending on the exercise, intensity level and individual characteristics such as weight.
|Activity (1-hour duration)
||160 lbs. (73 kg)
|Bicycling, < 10 mph, leisure
|Elliptical trainer, moderate effort
|Golfing, carrying clubs
|Running, 5 mph
|Swimming laps, light or moderate
|Walking, 3.5 mph
Based on Ainsworth BE, et al. 2011 compendium of physical activities: A second update of codes and MET values. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2011;43:1575.
Dec. 05, 2017
See more In-depth
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