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How many calories do I burn playing baseball/softball?

How many calories do I burn playing baseball/softball?

You can burn 90-475 calories playing softball for 30 minutes.

It depends on how much you weigh, how much you move around, and if you’re playing catch or a playing a game. Below is a general estimate of how many calories you can burn playing baseball/softball for 30 minutes.

Playing catch

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 90 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 120 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 150 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 180 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 210 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 240 calories in 30 minutes.

Playing softball/baseball (in general)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 180 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 240 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 300 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 420 calories in 30 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 475 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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