How many calories do I burn exercising?

How many calories do I burn exercising?

General Exercise

Calories burned biking, hiking, jogging, swimming, or walking:

Exercise machines

Calories burned on the elliptical, rowing machine, or stationary bike:

Group exercise classes

Calories burned during aerobics, indoor cycling, kickboxing, step aerobics, water aerobics, yoga, jazzercise, or zumba:


Calories burned playing baseball, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, or tennis:


Calories burned playing frisbee, golf, kayaking, cross country skiing, or bowling:

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

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