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Q: To be answered by Missy-ga only please ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
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

1. Whilst resting;

2. Whilst walking briskly.

Figures in kilocalories or any other stated unit of measure. An
approximation would be fine.

Subject: Re: To be answered by Missy-ga only please
Answered By: missy-ga on 24 Apr 2003 09:48 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
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

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
Bowling - 276 Calories
Shopping - 216 Calories
Housecleaning - 576 Calories (I wonder if that's doubled if you have

Strange Ways to Burn Calories

Burn Calories

No note of how many calories one burns while researching, alas. 


Search terms: [ burn calories ]
gan-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars 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.


Activities Number of minutes Calories burned 
Walking, strolling (less than 2mph)  30 min.  125 
Walking (4.5 mph)  30 min.  161


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


Nice chart on speed/weight/calories burned
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

How can you possibly want to get away from your computer??  <*mock

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.

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!

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