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24 October 2002

Calories/kJ used up during exercise or play sport

How many calories or kilojoules are used up when we exercise or play sport?

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Sport and exercise

Type of sport/exercise kcal/kg/10min 60kg woman exercising for 30min 70kg man exercising for 30min
    Cal KJ Cal KJ
Bowling (tenpin) 0.975 176 739 205 861
Calisthenics 0.734 130 546 150 630
Canoeing (6.5km/h) 1.029 185 777 216 907
Cross-country run 1.630 293 1231 342 1436
Cycling on the level 0.734 130 546 150 630
Dancing - slow 0.612 110 462 129 542
Dancing- fast 1.014 183 769 213 895
Golfing 0.794 143 601 167 701
Mountain climbing 1.470 265 1113 309 1298
Running (fast) 5.514 993 4171 1 158 4864
Running (long-distance) 2.203 397 1667 463 1945
Running (Treadmill @ 14 km/h, 2.5% gradient) 2.652 477 2003 557 2339
Running (Treadmill @ 14 km/h, 3.8% gradient) 2.803 505 2121 589 2474
Running (Treadmill on the level @ 11 km/h) 2.045 368 1546 429 1802
Running (Treadmill on the level @ 14 km/h) 2.273 409 1718 477 2003
Running (Treadmill on the level @ 18,6 km/h) 2.879 518 2176 605 2541
Running - sprinting (short distance) 3.423 616 2588 719 3020
Sport-Baseball 0.686 123 517 144 605
Sport - Football/ rugby 1.308 235 987 275 1155
Sport - Ping-pong 0.566 102 428 119 500
Sport-Squash 1.522 274 1151 320 1344
Sport - Tennis 1.014 183 769 213 895
Sport - Volleyball 0.505 91 382 106 445
Swimming 1.454 262 1100 305 1281
Walking @ 3.7 km/h 0.513 9 2 386 108 454
Walking @ 5.6 km/h 0.733 132 554 154 647
Walking @ 8.5km/ h 1.667 300 1260 350 1470

Types of sport and exercise which use up more than 1000 kJ/30 min marked in bold!

Household chores and gardening

Type of work kcal/kg/10min 60kg woman working for 30min 70kg man working for 30min
    Cal KJ Cal KJ
Carpentry 0.564 102 428 118 496
Chopping wood 1.101 198 832 231 970
Gardening - digging 1.365 246 1033 287 1205
Gardening - weeding 0.862 155 651 181 760
Hoeing/Raking 0.686 123 517 144 605
Ironing 0.627 113 475 132 554
Make beds 0.572 103 433 120 504
Mop floors 0.665 120 504 140 588
Painting 0.514 93 391 108 454
Shovelling sand 0.979 176 739 206 865
Sweeping 0.535 96 403 112 470
Window cleaning 0.607 109 458 127 533

Work which uses up more than 1 000 kJ/30 min marked in bold!
(Energy values obtained from Wilson et al, 1975)

 
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