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Friday, June 15, 2012

Physical Activity and Calories--a good reference

As we spend more time outside during the summer and add more physical activity into our routine, it is nice to have a reference for our calorie burn.

Physical Activity and Calories. The chart below shows the approximate calories spent per hour by a 100-, 150- and 200- pound person doing a particular activity.
Activity 100 lb 150 lb 200 lb 
Bicycling, 6 mph160240312
Bicycling, 12 mph270410534
Jogging, 7 mph6109201,230
Jumping rope5007501,000
Running 5.5 mph440660962
Running, 10 mph8501,2801,664
Swimming, 25 yds/min185275358
Swimming, 50 yds/min325500650
Tennis, singles265400535
Walking, 2 mph160240312
Walking, 3 mph210320416
Walking, 4.5 mph295440572