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How many calories do I burn hiking?

How many calories do I burn hiking?

You can burn 215-670 calories in 30 minutes of hiking

It depends on how much you weigh and the type of hiking. Below is an estimate of how many calories you’ll burn during 30 minutes of hiking (cross country and up hills).

Hiking cross country

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 215 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 285 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 430 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 500 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 575 calories in 30 minutes.

Hiking up hills

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 250 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 330 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 420 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 500 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 585 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 670 calories in 30 minutes.
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



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