Calories Burned Activity

Enter your body weight and the number of minutes you have exercised. Results will show how Calories have been burned for over 50 different exercises.

Enter your weight pounds   kilos
How many minutes of exercise?
How many Calories do you want to burn?

NOTE: Calories burned calculators all have these limitations:

  • Our bodies adapt to exercise, and will burn less Calories as time goes on.
  • Calories burned depends on lean mass rather than total body weight.
Aerobics: low impact
Aerobics: high impact
Aerobics, Step: low impact
Aerobics, Step: high impact
Aerobics: water
Bicycling, Stationary: moderate
Bicycling, Stationary: vigorous
Circuit Training: general
Rowing, Stationary: moderate
Rowing, Stationary: vigorous
Ski Machine: general
Stair Step Machine: general
Weight Lifting: general
Weight Lifting: vigorous
Basketball: playing a game
Basketball: wheelchair
Bicycling: BMX or mountain
Bicycling: 12-13.9 mph
Bicycling: 14-15.9 mph
Boxing: sparring
Football: competitive
Football: touch, flag, general
Golf: carrying clubs
Golf: using cart
Gymnastics: general
Handball: general
Hiking: cross-country
Horseback Riding: general
Ice Skating: general
Martial Arts: general
Racquetball: competitive
Racquetball: casual, general
Rock Climbing: ascending
Rock Climbing: rapelling
Rollerblade (inline) Skating
Rope Jumping
Running: 5 mph (12 min/mile)
Running: 5.2 mph (11.5 min/mile)
Running: 6 mph (10 min/mile)
Running: 6.7 mph (9 min/mile)
Running: 7.5 mph (8 min/mile)
Running: 8.6 mph (7 min/mile)
Running: 10 mph (6 min/mile)
Running: pushing wheelchair, marathon wheeling
Running: cross-country
Skiing: cross-country
Skiing: downhill
Snow Shoeing
Softball: general play
Swimming: general
Tennis: general
Volleyball: non-competitive,
general play
Volleyball: competitive, gymnasium play
Volleyball: beach
Walk: 3.5 mph (17 min/mile)
Walk: 4 mph (15 min/mile)
Walk: 4.5 mph (13 min/mile)
Walk/Jog: jog <10 min.
Water Skiing
Water Polo
Whitewater: rafting, kayaking

What Does It Mean?

Exercise requires energy, and this energy is measured using Calories (or more accurately, kilocalories). Considering 1 pound of fat is the equivalent of 3,500 Calories - you can see that it takes a lot of exercise to burn fat.

In addition to this, the source for energy may come from either fat or muscle glycogen. As the body adapts to each exercise, it becomes more efficient in it's use of Calories - therefore burning less!

The amount of muscle also has an impact on Calories burned. Because muscle is metabolically active - more muscle means more Calories being burned. This explains why strength training is such a good fat loss exercise.

Last Updated 16 June 2011