# How many calories do I burn during a workout?

## How many calories do I burn during a workout?

A general rule is to aim to burn 400 to 500 calories, five days a week during your workouts. Remember, the number of calories you burn in a workout depends on your weight, sex, age and many other factors, but this number is a good starting place.

### How do I calculate calories burned during exercise?

Here’s your equation: MET value multiplied by weight in kilograms tells you calories burned per hour (MET*weight in kg=calories/hour). If you only want to know how many calories you burned in a half hour, divide that number by two. If you want to know about 15 minutes, divide that number by four.

#### What activities burn what calories?

These are the top 10 activities that burn the most calories.

• Running 5 mph = 606 calories.
• Hiking = 438 calories.
• Swimming laps (light or moderate) = 423 calories.
• Water aerobics = 402 calories.
• Low-impact aerobics = 365 calories.
• Elliptical trainer (moderate intensity) = 365 calories.
• Downhill skiing = 314 calories.

What activity can burn the most calories?

Running burns the most calories per hour. But if running isn’t your thing, there are other calorie-burning exercises like HIIT workouts, jumping rope, and swimming. You can do any combination of these exercises according to your preferences and fitness level.

How many calories are burned daily by active?

To maintain your weight, you must burn as many calories as you eat. Harvard Medical School reports that depending on how active you are, burning a daily total of 13 calories per pound of your body weight if you’re sedentary and 18 calories per pound if you’re active will help you maintain your weight – because this is your daily calorie requirement for weight maintenance.

## How many calories burned doing different activities?

The calories burned during any exercise activity vary, depending on your weight, fitness level and intensity of the exercise. A 125-pound person performing 30 minutes of hatha yoga burns 120 calories, while 30 minutes of vigorous weightlifting burns 180 calories and tennis burns 210 calories.

### Should I replenish calories burned through activity?

If your goal is to “Gain Muscle” or “Maintain Weight”, you should replenish the calories you’ve burned through activity. It’s also important to consume the calories through foods rich in protein or complex carbohydrates (e.g. potatoes, oats, quinoa, or wholegrain rice) and not through “empty calories” like sweets, junk food, etc.