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How Many Calories Can You Burn?

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You may already know that exercise encourages your body to burn fat. You see, when your muscles get to work they have a bit of stored energy, but after a while they make energy by using the stored fat around your body. This is great news if you have a bit of fat to spare, and grown-ups like to exercise to lose weight. BUT it is not a good idea to lose weight through exercise if you are under 16 years old UNLESS you have been told to do so by a doctor.

We have put together a little list of activities and how many calories they burn up every hour.  Bear in mind that the number is a guide only and is based on someone who weighs about 8 stones.

Exercise & Calories Burned per Hour

Aerobics

384

Badminton

266

Ballroom dancing, fast

325

Ballroom dancing, slow

177

Basketball game

472

Canoeing, rowing,

177

Children’s games, hopscotch…

295

Cricket (batting, bowling)

295

Cycling

236

Cycling, mountain bike, bmx

502

Football

531

Golf

266

Gymnastics

236

Hockey

472

Horseback riding

236

Judo, karate, jujitsu, martial arts

590

Music, playing drums

236

Music, playing guitar

177

Orienteering

531

Rock climbing, mountain climbing

472

Roller blading

413

Rugby

590

Running

472

Skateboarding

295

Swimming

413

Tennis playing

413

Trampoline

207

Walking

195

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