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First Posted May 19, 2008
Jul 30, 2010

15 Ways to Burn 150 Calories

This chart lists some activities you can do to burn 150 calories. These are approximate figures, based on a body weight of 150 pounds. If you weigh less than 150 pounds, it'll take you longer to burn the same number of calories. The opposite is true if you weigh more than 150 pounds.

Activity Time

Biking, 6 mph - 38 minutes
Biking, 12 mph - 22 minutes
Horse-Back-riding was not in this chart, however, I found this: I weigh 145 lbs. If I just ride my horse at a walk for 60 minutes I will burn 165 calories. If I trot my horse for 60 minutes I will burn 426 calories. What a delightful way to burn calories!!! The horse does all the work and gets exercise, too. I love this sport. Remember that does not include all the grooming, tacking, bringing your horse in from the pasture or paddock, etc.
Jogging, 5.5 mph - 12 minutes
Running, 10 mph - 7 minutes
Walking, 2 mph - 38 minutes
Walking, 3 mph - 28 minutes
Walking, 4.5 mph - 20 minutes
Tennis, singles - 23 minutes
Gardening - 30 to 45 minutes
Washing windows or floor - 60 minutes
Water aerobics - 35 minutes
Swimming, 25 yards/minute - 33 minutes
Swimming, 50 yards/minute - 18 minutes
Raking leaves - 35 minutes
Shooting basketballs - 35 minutes

From the Harvard Health Publications Special Health Report, Hypertension: Controlling the "Silent Killer." Copyright 2007 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Illustrations by Marie Duprey and Harriet Greenfield, M.A.. All rights reserved. Written permission is required to reproduce, in any manner, in whole or in part, the material contained herein. To make a reprint request, contact Harvard Health Publications. Used with permission of StayWell.


About the Calories Burned Estimator:
Find out how many calories you burn doing your favorite activities or how long you should do an activity to lose weight. Enter your weight, then enter the number of minutes you do each different activity, click on calculate at the bottom of the form for your personal report. Knowing the number of calories you burn in conjunction with a sensible diet can help you lose or gain weight.

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