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Burning Calories

Feel the burn. Number of calories burned in 30 minutes listed by type of activity.

See how many calories you could burn in 30 minutes of these activities. Even light physical activity can be beneficial to heart health. Always check with your doctor before beginning an exercise routine.

  • Calories burned by activity and weight

    The lower number (light blue bar) is for those weighing approximately 150 lbs.; the higher number (dark blue bar) is for those weighing approximately 200 lbs.

    • Golf (walking): 130 to 174 calories
    • Jogging: 337 to 450 calories
    • Vacuuming: 87 to 113 calories
    • Basketball: 202 to 270 calories
    • Hiking: 206 to 276 calories
    • Gardening: 162 to 216 calories
    • Walking a pet: 148 to 198 calories
    • Swimming: 302 to 402 calories
    • Mowing: 162 to 216 calories
    • Bicycling: 220 to 294 calories
    • Horseback riding: 144 to 192 calories
    • Watching TV: 36 to 48 calories
    • Shoveling snow: 202 to 270 calories
    • Tennis: 275 to 366 calories

    Source: Calorie Control Council