Okay, I'll admit it. I am constantly looking at the "calories burned" setting while I'm on the elliptical or treadmill. I found this great article on how many calories you are actually burning while exercising.

To find out the correct amount of calories your body needs, multiply your weight in pounds by 12. If you're trying to a little weight, you should strive to burn 1,000 calories a week. Also, exercise 45 to 60 minutes a day. Seems reasonable...

Amount of Calories Burned in 10 Minutes
(values are based on a 150-pound person):

  • Bicycling, leisurely 10mph: 45 calories
  • Bicycling, 10-12 mph (light): 68 calories
  • Bicycling, mountain (strenuous): 97 calories
  • Canoeing/rowing for pleasure: 40 calories
  • Football or baseball, playing catch: 28 calories
  • Gardening: 57 calories
  • Golf, pulling clubs: 57 calories
  • Golf, power cart: 40 calories
  • Health Club stair machine/treadmill: 102 calories
  • Household chores, moderate: 45 calories
  • Jog/walk combination: 68 calories
  • Jogging, general: 80 calories
  • Running, 5 mph, 12-minute mile: 91 calories
  • Soccer, casual: 80 calories
  • Stretching or yoga: 28 calories
  • Swimming leisurely (not laps): 68 calories
  • Swimming laps, freestyle: 80 calories
  • Tennis, doubles: 68 calories
  • Walking, 3 mph, moderate pace: 37 calories
  • Walking, very brisk pace: 57 calories
  • Water aerobics: 45 calories
  • Weight lifting, moderate: 34 calories

I want to know how many calories I burn shopping!

What's your favorite way to burn calories? Which on this list surprises you the most?

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