Calories Burned In Different Activities

The burning up of calories is directly proportional to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles and active use of muscular system. The energy for the muscular activity can be obtained either from free glucose in the blood, or from the stored fat around the respective muscles. which helps in burning calories.

You will protect your heart if you do a moderate level of physical activity throughout your life because, regular exercise helps you keep your body healthy. This is also the secret for good health.

How To Burn Calories from a Blueberry Muffin?

If you are a 70 kg , 30 year old woman and you eat a Burberry muffin which contains 360 calories, then do you know how much exercise you have to do to burn this number of calories? See below:
Fast skating: 21 min, Jogging: 21 min, Gardening: 66 min, Lawn mowing: 66 min, Clycing (easy pace): 77 min, vacuuming: 92 min, weight lifting: 115 min, Lawn dry folding 230 min.
So the next time when you eat a muffin, be prepared to do enough exercise.

Calorie Burning Chart

The number of calories that you can burn during an activity depends upon age, body structure, heredity and lifestyle; and also on the intensity of the activity like slow walking, brisk walking, etc. For example, if you walk slowly, you can burn about 75 calories in half an hour, or around 240 calories if you walk fast.

The following chart shows the number of calories you can burn for a particular activity.

Physical ActivityCalories Burnt
(in 30 min)
Aerobics exercise178
Calories burned Cycling or biking150
Driving car50
Horse riding255
House work75-125
Ice skating315
Calories burned in Jogging300-450
Kissing (Lips locking)*6.4 cal per minute
Lawn Mowing- Power125
Lawn Mowing- Push150-200
Mountain climbing250

Physical ActivityCalories Burnt
(in 30 min)
Roller skating315
Calories burned Running325
Sitting at the desk50
Stairs- Downstairs210
Stairs- Upstairs300-500
Calories burned in Swimming250
Volley ball93
Watching TV50
Calories burned in Walking- strolling, level surface, 1-2 mph
(1.61 - 3.22 kmph)
Calories burned in Walking- leisurely, Level surface, 3 mph
(4.8 kmph)
Calories burned in Walking- brisk, Level surface, 3.5 mph
(5.6 kmph)
Calories burned in Walking- fast, Level surface, 4.5 mph200-240

* Calories Burned in Kissing

Kissing your partner passionately for a minute will burn 6.4 calories. So 10 times kissing in day will burn 64 calories and approximately 23,000 calories in a year (Times of India 29 March 2009)!

A half-hour session of lovemaking will burn about 150 to 250 calories, depending on just how active you are, according to Kerry McCloskey's book, 'The Ultimate Sex Diet'.

How does heat affect the burning of calories when exercising?

Am I burning more calories when I am jogging in the middle of summer as oppose to when I run indoors during the winter?

The question is asked by Quinn from Canada

When you exercise, muscles are heated and more than 75 percent of the energy produced is lost as heat. The heart pumps hot blood from the muscles to the skin to dissipate the heat energy by evaporation. The heart has also to pump extra blood to supply oxygen to the muscles. These actions result in burning of calories. On the other hand, when you exercise in cold weather, the calories burned are comparatively less because the heart, in this case, has only to provide oxygen to the muscles.

Warning: You should keep in mind that during calorie burn exercise, if your body temperature rises too high, you can develop heat stroke. At body temperature above 102 deg F (39 C), the muscles start to burn. At temperature above 105 deg F (41 C), conditions such as headache, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea may develop. To prevent this to happen, you should drink lots of water before, during and after calorie burning exercise.

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