# How to Calculate Calories Burned During Common Forms of Exercise Approximate Calories cal lbs min Activity Intensity Moderate Vigorous

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```					  How to Calculate Calories Burned During Common Forms of Exercise

Approximate Calories
(cal/lbs/min)
Activity / Intensity            Moderate   Vigorous                 Example
Aerobics                          0.046      0.062                 I walked moderately for 35 minutes
Backpacking                       0.032      0.078                 I weigh 175 lbs
Ballroom Dancing                  0.034      0.049                 Moderate walking burns .029 cal/lb/min
Baseball/Softball                 0.039       NA                   .029x35=1.015
Basketball                        0.045      0.071                 1.015x175lbs= 178 calories burned
Bicycling                         0.049      0.071
Bowling                             NA        NA
Circuit Training                    NA       0.062                 Other Benefits
Canoeing / Kayaking               0.045       NA                   You not only burned excess calories, you
Touch Football                    0.049      0.078                 also increased or maintained your
Ultimate Frisbee                  0.049      0.078                 cardiovascular endurance, strengthing your
Golf, Riding Cart                   NA        NA                   heart.
Hiking                            0.051      0.073
Hockey                            0.052      0.078
Jogging                            0.06      0.104
Martial Arts                      0.049       0.09
Racquetball                       0.049      0.078
Rowing boat                       0.032      0.097
Ice or Roller Skating             0.049      0.095
Skiing Down Hill                  0.039      0.078
Skiing Cross Country              0.049      0.104
Soccer                            0.052      0.097
Swimming                          0.032      0.088
Volleyball                          NA       0.065
Walking                           0.029      0.048
Water Skiing                      0.039      0.055
Weight Training                     NA        NA
To calculate the calories you burn doing these
activities, do the following:
1.) Determine if activity was of moderate or vigorous intensity
2.) Multiply the number of minutes activity was performed by the
calorie fraction in the appropriate column
3.) Multiply the that product by your body weight in lbs
4.) The anwer is the approximate number of calories burned

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