Calories Burned by Exercise

Calories-Burned-by-Exercise

Calories Burned by Exercise, Calorie Expenditure Chart

How Many Calories Are Burned During Exercise

  • Our body needs constant energy to maintain itself, so even when we’re fast asleep, it is still burning up calories!
  • However, most of us do not take enough exercise during our waking hours!
  • Ideally, we should aim to take 20-45 minutes exercise a day.

To see which exercise burns up what calories, see chart below.

Type of ExerciseCalories/hour
Sleeping55
Eating85
Sewing85
Knitting85
Sitting85
Standing100
Driving110
Office Work140
Housework, moderate160+
Golf, with trolley180
Golf, without trolley240
Gardening, planting250
Dancing, ballroom260
Walking, 3mph280
Table Tennis290
Gardening, hoeing etc.350
Tennis350+
Water Aerobics400
Skating/blading420+
Dancing, aerobic420+
Aerobics450+
Bicycling, moderate450+
Jogging, 5mph500
Gardening, digging500
Swimming, active500+
Cross country ski machine500+
Hiking500+
Step Aerobics550+
Rowing550+
Power Walking600+
Cycling, studio650
Squash650+
Skipping with rope700+
Running700+

Exercise for your health!

It has been calculated that 1 pound of body fat is equal to 3500 calories. This means that in order to lose 1 pound we have to walk for about 12.5 hours. So don’t expect fast weight loss and remember to eat sensibly.

The mood and feel-good benefits, however, are immediate and the health benefits of exercise are endless. So GET ACTIVE!!