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Not Your Traditional Workout

Moving more doesn’t have to mean traditional exercise. You can do the 2 and burn calories in your own way. Playing with your kids, working in the garden or dancing around the office all can burn calories.

Ideas to Get Moving

The number of calories you burn is based on several factors, including your weight. The chart below is just a sample of how many calories a 150-pound person would burn during one hour of the activity listed.

ActivityCalories Burned (per hour)
Bicycling, general573
Dancing, ballroom fast (line dancing, etc.)322
Aerobics, general465
Fishing, general215
Mopping or Vacuuming250
Playing with Child(ren), standing, light activity200
Carrying Small Children215
Mowing Lawn, walking394
Raking Lawn308
Gardening, general286
Jogging, general501
Running, 5 mph (12 min/mile)573
Basketball, general430
Golf, general322
Horseback Riding, general286
Tennis, general501
Walking, 3 mph, moderate pace236

Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2000

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