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 Subject: To be answered by Missy-ga only please Category: Sports and Recreation > Training Asked by: gan-ga List Price: \$10.00 Posted: 24 Apr 2003 08:04 PDT Expires: 24 May 2003 08:04 PDT Question ID: 194792
 ```How much energy does an average man burn up under the following conditions: 1. Whilst resting; 2. Whilst walking briskly. Figures in kilocalories or any other stated unit of measure. An approximation would be fine. Thanks!```
 Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please Answered By: missy-ga on 24 Apr 2003 09:48 PDT Rated:
 ```Hello Gan! The average man will burn about 50 calories at rest (say, sitting at a desk), and 150 calories by walking briskly - both measures in half an hour. I found a couple lists of interesting calorie facts as well! Sex - 384 Calories (WhooHoo! Now that's what I call good exercise!) Playing cards - 156 Calories Watching TV - 96 Calories Kissing - 96 Calories Brushing Your Teeth - 228 Calories (no mention if flossing counts for extra) Bowling - 276 Calories Shopping - 216 Calories Housecleaning - 576 Calories (I wonder if that's doubled if you have kids?) Strange Ways to Burn Calories http://www.ez-weightloss.com/ez-weightloss/articlestragewaystoburncalories.html Burn Calories http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/weightloss/calories-burn.html No note of how many calories one burns while researching, alas. <*pout*> --Missy Search terms: [ burn calories ]```
 gan-ga rated this answer: and gave an additional tip of: \$35.00 `Very useful. Thanks Missy!`

 Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please From: respree-ga on 24 Apr 2003 12:25 PDT
 ```Hope you don't mind if I chime in. Your question caught my interest, as I walk everyday for exercise and to get away from my computer. Apparently, there are some variables that affect your caloric burn rate while walking, which is how fast you walk, how much you weight and your body movement (swinging arms). I'm assuming you want to maximize your calories burned while walking. You may find these links of interest. ************ The caloric burn for walking can vary, depending on how you walk. http://www.pbs.org/americaswalking/gear/gearusing.html ****** Activities Number of minutes Calories burned Walking, strolling (less than 2mph) 30 min. 125 Walking (4.5 mph) 30 min. 161 http://www.msnbc.com/modules/quizzes/caloriecalc.asp ****** Your weight in pounds 125 140 160 180 Calories burned with One hour walking at 2 mph 156 174 198 204 at 3 mph 251 288 318 336 at 4 mph 288 330 366 384 http://home.sprynet.com/~holtrun/calories.htm ****** Nice chart on speed/weight/calories burned http://walking.about.com/library/weekly/aa033097.htm```
 Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please From: gan-ga on 24 Apr 2003 12:32 PDT
 `Thanks respree, that's interesting. I'm attempting to lose weight gradually.`
 Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please From: respree-ga on 24 Apr 2003 13:55 PDT
 ```My pleasure, gan. Me too. It also makes a difference what you eat. If you walk for a hour, then go to StarBucks and have a hazelnut sticky bun, its 'like' you didn't walk at all (from a caloric burn standpoint). =) Good luck with your weight loss program.```
 Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please From: missy-ga on 24 Apr 2003 19:11 PDT
 ```Respree! How can you possibly want to get away from your computer?? <*mock horror*> I'm a fluffy girl, and walk everywhere to help combat that. You're absolutely right in noting that diet makes a difference. I make a point of eating sushi as often as possible, and since starting that, it's become easier to burn off the fluff. Now if I could kick the chocolate addiction... --Missy <--fluffy bunny```
 Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please From: runamok-ga on 09 Nov 2004 22:03 PST
 ```I'm an avid runner, but I find this interesting. Basically, most people burn approximately 100 calories to 120 calories per mile. It does not matter if you run fast or walk slow. Example: A real speedster runs 10 miles at 6:00 minutes/ mile pace. In 1 hour they burn 1000 calories. I run 6 miles at 10:00 minutes/ mile pace. In 1 hour I will burn 600 calories. You walk briskly for 4 miles at 15:00 minutes/ mile pace. In 1 hour you will burn 400 calories. Someone walking slowly may walk 3 miles at 20:00 minutes/ mile pace. In 1 hour they will burn 300 calories. It makes sense from an energy standpoint. You are doing the same amount of "work". That is work equals force times distance. Or work = your weight x distance traveled. And the deviation from 100 calories per mile is because of your weight. The more you weigh, the more calories will be burned. I would also suggest you try to work up to 40 minutes to an hour of brisk walking 4 to 5 times a week as in my experience this will boost your resting metabolic rate significantly. Good luck! Mike```