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How many calories does physical activity use?

A 154-pound man (5' 10") will use up about the number of calories listed doing each activity below. Those who weigh more will use more calories, and those who weigh less will use fewer. The calorie values listed include both calories used by the activity and the calories used for normal body functioning.

 
Approximate calories used
by a 154 pound man
Moderate physical activities:
 
In 1 hour
 
In 30 minutes
Hiking
 
370
 
185
Light gardening/yard work
 
330
 
165
Dancing
 
330
 
165
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)
 
330
 
165
Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)
 
290
 
145
Walking (3 ½ miles per hour)
 
280
 
140
Weight training (general light workout)
 
220
 
110
Stretching
 
180
 
90
Vigorous physical activities:
 
In 1 hour
 
In 30 minutes
Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)
 
590
 
295
Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)
 
590
 
295
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)
 
510
 
255
Aerobics
 
480
 
240
Walking (4 ½ miles per hour)
 
460
 
230
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)
 
440
 
220
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)
 
440
 
220
Basketball (vigorous)
 
440
 
220