energy expenditure

Activity Kilocalories
per hour
Sleeping, men over 40 66
Sleeping, men aged 15–20 78
Lying fully relaxed 72
Sitting at rest 102
Sitting writing 108
Sitting typing 138
Riding in an automobile 120
Polishing 144
Standing relaxed 108
Standing, peeling potatoes 126
Seated, playing musical instrument 174
Seated, taking lecture notes 120
Standing, ironing 260
Standing, scrubbing 280
Slow walking 230
Swimming crawl at 1 mph 420
Rowing for pleasure 300
Cycling, 8–11 mph 340
Cycling rapidly, own pace 500
Cycling in race (100 mi in 4.4 hr) 590
Cycling at 13.2 mph 600
Trotting on horseback 430–590
Gardening, standing 350
Chopping wood 370–450
Baseball pitching 390
Shoveling sand 410–460
Playing golf 320
Playing table tennis 350
Playing tennis 380
Army drill 430
Swimming backstroke at 1 mph 500
Digging 530
Playing soccer 500
Skiing 3 mph on level 540
Climbing stairs, 116 steps per minute 590
Rowing, 2 oars, 3.5 mph 660
Galloping on horseback 680
Sculling, 97 strokes per minute 760
Fencing 630
Playing squash 630
Playing basketball 680
Wrestling 780
Marching at double 800
Endurance marching 890
Harvard Step Test 970

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