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TNC
12-12-2004, 06:21 PM
How many calories do common exercise and daily activities burn?

Sedentary Activities Energy Costs in Cals/Hour*
Lying down or sleeping - 90
Sitting quietly - 84
Sitting and writing, card playing, etc. - 114

Moderate Activities (150-350 cal/hr)
Bicycling (5 mph) - 174
Bicycling (6 mph) - 240
Canoeing (2.5 mph) - 174
Dancing (Ballroom) - 210
Gardening - 323
Golf (twosome, carrying clubs) - 324
Horseback riding (sitting to trot) - 246
Light housework, cleaning, etc - 246
Swimming (crawl, 20 yards/min) - 288
Swimming (25 yds/min) - 275
Tennis (recreational doubles) - 312
Volleyball (recreational) - 264
Walking (2 mph) - 198 to 240
Walking (3 mph) - 320
Walking (4 1/2 mph) - 440


Vigorous Activities (over 350 cal/hr)
Aerobic dancing - 546
Basketball (recreational) - 450
Bicycling (12 mph) - 410
Bicycling (13 mph) - 612
Circuit weight training - 756
Cross-country skiing (5 mph) - 690
Football (touch, vigorous) - 498
Ice skating (9 mph) - 384
Jogging (10 minute mile, 6 mph) - 654
Jogging (5 1/2 mph) - 740
Jogging (7 mph) - 920
Jumping rope - 750
Racquetball - 588
Roller skating (9 mph) - 384
Running in place - 650
Running (10 mph) - 1280
Scrubbing floors - 440
Swimming (50 yds/min) - 500
Swimming (crawl, 45 yards/min) - 522
Tennis (recreational singles) - 450

*Hourly estimates based on values calculated for calories burned per minute for a 150 pound (68 kg) person. The calories spent in a particular activity vary in proportion to one's body weight. For example, a 1 00-pound person burns 1/3 fewer calories, so you would multiply the number of calories by 0.7. For a 200-pound person, multiply by 1.3.
Working harder or faster for a given activity will only slightly increase the calories spent. A better way to burn up more calories is to increase the time spent on your activity.

Phil in Paris
12-12-2004, 06:37 PM
KISSING:
Kissing can burn around 120-325 calories an hour, or around 2-5 calories a minute. Engaging in long make-out sessions with your partner is not only good for your relationship; it is also good for your waistline. A 10 minute make-out session with your partner each morning and each evening could burn up to 100 calories a day. Thatís 36,500 calories a year, or just over 10 pounds worth of weight loss. When was the last time you made out with your partner?

UNDRESSING:
According to an Italian professor, even undressing can burn off calories. Unclasping a bra with two hands burns 8 calories, while unclasping it with only one hand burns up 18 calories. Unclasping it with your mouth can burn 87 calories.

MASTURBATION:
You donít have to have a partner to enjoy the calorie-burning effects of sex. Masturbation can burn up the calories, as well. You can lose between 100-150 calories for each act of masturbation, according to the Young Peopleís Reproductive and Sexual Health & Rights Organization. You can raise that amount to around 300 calories, though, through a 5 minute vigorous masturbation session, according to Japanese scientist Dr. Shukan Tokuho.

INTERCOURSE:
The ďaverageĒ lovemaking session burns between 50 and 100 calories. Having sex 3 times a week burns 7500 calories per year. That's the equivalent of jogging 75 miles. The more intense the sex, the more calories are burned: up to 15,000 calories annually (at a frequency of three times weekly). 15,000 calories equals over 4 pounds of weight loss per year, just from having sex three times a week.

ORGASM:
Experts estimate that an orgasm can burn between 60-100 calories. Losing weight has never been so much fun!

jblovesdb
12-12-2004, 06:52 PM
I LOVE Phils calorie burning ideas!!! Can't wait for my baby to get home to start burning those calories off QUICK!!!!!:dance: :dance: Hugs:p
-Jackie

JamesWifey
12-30-2004, 11:53 PM
Phil, why are you so charming???

That was enjoyable, thanks for sharing! :p

::hugs::
Mari

Sewergrrl
12-30-2004, 11:57 PM
Wow, no wonder I've lost 25 lbs without really trying! :D

rottn
01-01-2005, 08:02 AM
Somehow Phil's reasoning makes more sense and sounds more fun!!!

mrs arh
01-01-2005, 11:25 AM
So what Phil is really saying is," Its my husbands fault that I have gained weight, and I will lose it when he comes home"

I've never been so excited about losing weight before.

And I may do some of what "TNC" said too.

Thanks.

Tulip
01-01-2005, 12:47 PM
Hmmmmmmm, maybe I should get myself a lover??? Makes the skin glow too I heard.............