# How long do I have to do water aerobics to lose 1 pound (lb)?

## It can take 4 1/2 – 12 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 pound.

It depends on how much you weigh and how hard you exercise. Below is an estimate of how long you’ll have to do water aerobics to lose 1 lb.

• If you weigh 150 lbs, it’ll take about 12 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 lb.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, it’ll take about 9 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 lb.
• If you weigh 250 lbs, it’ll take about 7 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 lb.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, it’ll take about 6 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 lb.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, it’ll take about 5 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 lb.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, it’ll take about 4.5 hours of water aerobics to lose 1 lb.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.

Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute