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Calorie Burn Chart - Intensity Workout Chart

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Calories Burned Per Minute of Exercise By Weight

Every activity you do burns calories. The more calories you burn, the faster your body uses up incoming fuel (food) intake. If your requirements exceed the calories provided by incoming fuel, the body dips into its reserves (fat) to supply the energy you need. By lowering your calorie intake and increasing your activity, you are able to lose weight. Men burn calories faster than women. Heavier people burn calories faster than thin people. Exactly how many calories are expended by any individual will vary.

The following chart gives the approximate number of calories burned per minute of a variety of activities.

For each activity, multiply your exact weight by the number in the per pound column to equal the number of calories burned per minute. Multiply this number by the number of minutes in that activity to equal total calories burned.


Calories burned per pound per minute (badminton - .044)  x (times) your exact weight (140 pounds)  = (equals)  total calories burned per minute (6.16 calories burned per minute)  x (times) minutes of activity (30 minutes)  = (equals)  184.80 total calories burned per activity

Activity  (alphabetical)

Calories burned per pound per minute
Your exact weight in pounds
Total calories burned per minute
Minutes of activity
Total calories burned





Bicycling (5.5 mph)


Bicycling (9.5 mph)


Climbing hills (no load)


Climbing hills (with 9 lb. load)


Climbing hills (with 22 lb. load)




Dancing, ballroom


Dance, Aerobic, medium


Dance, Aerobic, intense




Grocery shopping


Jumping Rope (70 jumps per minute)


Jumping Rope (125 jumps per minute)


Jumping Rope (145 jumps per minute)


Mowing the lawn




Raking leaves


Running (6-minute mile)


Running (8-minute mile)


Running (9-minute mile)


Sitting Still


Skiing, cross-country, walking


Skiing, cross-country, uphill


Snowshoeing, soft snow




Swimming, crawl, slow


Swimming, crawl, fast


Swimming, breast stroke, fast


Table tennis


Walking, normal pace, asphalt road


Walking, normal pace, fields & hills




Weight training, free weights


Weight training, circuit training











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