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Exercise Guidelines



(All figures are for U.S.)

CALORIES BURNED DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
Activity
Calories Burned Up Per Hour *
Man**
Woman**
Light activity:
300
240
Cleaning house
Playing baseball
Playing golf
Moderate activity:
460
370
Walking briskly (3.5 mph)
Gardening
Cycling (5.5 mph)
Dancing
Playing basketball
Strenuous activity:
730
580
Jogging (9 min./mile)
Playing football
Swimming
Very strenuous activity:
920
740
Running (7 min./mile)
Racquetball
Skiing
*May vary depending on a variety of factors including environmental conditions.
** Healthy man, 175 pounds; healthy woman 140 pounds.

Reprinted with permission from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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