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Different activities affect your daily calorie consumption

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Have you ever wondered how your everyday activities affect your energy consumption in calories?

The table below shows how many calories you consume performing different activities, during 1 hour. Notice that the numbers are not exact and varies depending on age, weight, sex, metabolism, exercise intensity. The numbers will give you an idea and make you more aware. This knowledge may be useful, especially if you are determined to lose weight.

1 hour activity of:Calorie consumption
Resting, laying down70
Driving a car85-140
Walking indoors140
Walking 2,5 mph (4 km/h)240
Walking 5 mph (8 km/h)400-500
Power yoga450
Working hard570
Cycling 11 mph (18 km/h)600
Martial art600
Fast rowing / paddle660
Running 6 mph (10 km/h)90
Walking up the stairs710
Running 11 mph (18 km/h)1200
Cycling 25 mph (40 km/h)1370
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