Calories Burned During Physical Activities*

Calories Burned in an Hour*
Activity
Man**
Woman**
Light activity:
Cleaning house
Office work
Playing baseball
Playing golf
300 240
Moderate activity:
Walking briskly (3.5 mph)
Gardening
Cycling (5.5 mph)
Dancing
Playing basketball
460
370
Strenuous activity:
Jogging (9 min./mile)
Playing football
Swimming
730
580
Very strenuous activity:
Running (7 min./mile)
Racquetball
Skiing
920
740
*May vary depending on a variety of factors including environmental conditions.
**Healthy man, 175 pounds; healthy woman, 140 pounds.
Source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, third edition, 1990 (adapted from McArdle, et al., "Exercise Physiology," 1986).