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Quiz: Which Sport Burns the Most Calories? This is Easy...

Yes, you guessed it?
Running is the most productive sporting activity in terms of calories burned per hour. For a 73kg guy, running at 8mph (or 12.87kmph) for an hour can burn as much as 986 calories.

This is equivalent to (source: http://cekodok.com):
  • 11 cans of 100 Plus isotonic drink
  • 3.5 servings of Mamak Mee Goreng
  • 3.5 bar of Mars
  • 3 Roti Canais or Mutton Murtabak
  • 3 bowls of Penang Curry Mee
  • 2.5 servings of Nasi Lemak
  • 2 KFC Hot & Spicy Chicken Breast
  • 2 Mcdonald's Big Mac
  • 1.6 servings of Cendol
  • 1.5 servings of Nasi Goreng
So why are still hesitating? Get out of the couch and start running today!

Activity (1-hour duration)Weight of person and calories burned
160 pounds (73 kilograms)200 pounds (91 kilograms)240 pounds (109 kilograms)
Aerobics, high impact 511 637 763
Aerobics, low impact 365 455 545
Aerobics, water 292 364 436
Backpacking 511 637 763
Basketball game 584 728 872
Bicycling, < 10 mph, leisure 292 364 436
Bowling 219 273 327
Canoeing 256 319 382
Dancing, ballroom 219 273 327
Football, touch, flag, general 584 728 872
Golfing, carrying clubs 329 410 491
Hiking 438 546 654
Ice skating 511 637 763
Jogging, 5 mph 584 728 872
Racquetball, casual, general 511 637 763
Rollerblading 913 1,138 1,363
Rope jumping 730 910 1,090
Rowing, stationary 511 637 763
Running, 8 mph 986 1,229 1,472
Skiing, cross-country 511 637 763
Skiing, downhill 365 455 545
Skiing, water 438 546 654
Softball or baseball 365 455 545
Stair treadmill 657 819 981
Swimming, laps 511 637 763
Tae kwon do 730 910 1,090
Tai chi 292 364 436
Tennis, singles 584 728 872
Volleyball 292 364 436
Walking, 2 mph 183 228 273
Walking, 3.5 mph 277 346 414
Weightlifting, free weight, Nautilus or universal type 219 273 327

Source: www.mayoclinic.com

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4 comments:

Yimster said...

This I truly agree. Running burns the most compared to even other equipments in the gym.

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks for gathering the information for us (especially me who has limited time for browsing).

Kazuo Lim said...

Totally true. :)

Shaun Yap said...

Yup, let's continue what we're doing and spread the word around!