Monday, August 12, 2013


I always squawk on calories in and calories out.  In fact, I probably speak of it at least 3-4x/wk!  I have inserted a graph from the MayoClinic to simplify things.  Remember that you have calories already stored as fat, your body needs X amount of calories to help you function through your day, and then you add on what you don't need!

"Moderate aerobic exercise includes such activities as brisk walking, swimming and mowing the lawn. Vigorous aerobic exercise includes such activities as running and aerobic dancing. Strength training can include use of weight machines, or activities such as rock climbing or heavy gardening."
"As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. This chart shows the estimated number of calories burned while doing various exercises for one hour. Specific calorie expenditures vary widely depending on the exercise, intensity level and your individual situation."
Activity (1-hour duration)Weight of person and calories burned
 160 pounds (73 kilograms)200 pounds (91 kilograms)240 pounds (109 kilograms)
Aerobics, high impact533664796
Aerobics, low impact365455545
Aerobics, water402501600
Basketball game584728872
Bicycling, < 10 mph, leisure292364436
Dancing, ballroom219273327
Football, touch or flag584728872
Golfing, carrying clubs314391469
Ice skating511637763
Resistance (weight) training365455545
Rope jumping8611,0741,286
Rowing, stationary438546654
Running, 5 mph606755905
Running, 8 mph8611,0741,286
Skiing, cross-country496619741
Skiing, downhill314391469
Skiing, water438546654
Softball or baseball365455545
Stair treadmill657819981
Swimming, laps423528632
Tae kwon do7529371,123
Tai chi219273327
Tennis, singles584728872
Walking, 2 mph204255305
Walking, 3.5 mph314391469

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