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Calories burned swimming (leisurely) for 30 minutes 154.3 pounds or 70 kilograms
How to calculate calories (burned)
The number of calories you burn while exercising is dependent on:
- the exercise you do
- your weight
- the time spent doing the activity
By multiplying the MET (*) value by the body weight in kg and the duration of the activity, you can estimate the energy expenditure in Kcal specific to a person's body weight. This statement can be expressed as the following formula:
In this example, swimming (leisurely) at a 6 MET value, burns Kcal/kg x body weight/h.
So, a 70 kg individual swimming (leisurely) for 30 minutes expends the following:
(6 METs x 70 kg) x (30 min/60 min) = 210.0 Kcal.
- 6 is the value in METs for swimming (leisurely)
- The time unit is expressed in minutes
- The mass (weight) unit is expressed in kilograms
- We divide the time by 60 (min) because the MET unit uses hour.
(*) MET means 'metabolic equivalent'
of Physical Activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities
AINSWORTH, BARBARA E.; HASKELL, WILLIAM L.; WHITT, MELICIA C.; IRWIN, MELINDA L.; SWARTZ, ANN M.; STRATH, SCOTT J.; O’BRIEN, WILLIAM L.; BASSETT, DAVID R. JR.; SCHMITZ, KATHRYN H.; EMPLAINCOURT, PATRICIA O.; JACOBS, DAVID R. JR.; LEON, ARTHUR S.
- MET Values for 800+ Activities
Sample Calories Burned Calculations
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