Your calorie consumption: You burn this many calories in 15 minutes:

Those who are very mobile and those who weigh a lot burn more calories. In this table, you can find the calorie consumption for various athletic activities as well as those belonging to everyday life. Figures are in kcal for 15 minutes of the given activity.

If you want to lose weight, don’t avoid strenuous activities, but try to incorporate a few of them into everyday life. Also make use of Aerobics sports to burn calories.

Calorie consumption during exercise and other activities

Imperial Metric

  121-141
lb
143-163
lb
165-185
lb
187-207
lb
209-229
lb
22 30 37 43 50
38 44 50 56 62
31 36 41 46 51
25 32 36 41 47
50 58 66 74 82
18 23 27 31 35
35 41 47 53 60
31 38 45 52 59
94 112 130 148 164
51 60 72 78 89
92 111 126 141 159
136 150 164 183 199
51 60 71 78 90
42 49 56 63 70
50 61 72 83 94
112 132 153 174 192
  121-141
lb
143-163
lb
165-185
lb
187-207
lb
209-229
lb
80 96 110 125 142
110 129 148 167 188
80 94 110 123 138
114 135 153 176 197
80 95 110 125 137
81 98 113 126 141
114 134 154 176 195
71 83 96 109 122
54 65 72 85 95
113 132 152 165 195
165 210 241 270 300
119 140 162 183 206
51 63 72 81 92
83 98 113 128 145
134 158 183 206 231
128 152 174 199 222
96 111 132 150 167
112 133 154 173 193
45 56 66 76 87
54 62 71 78 86
140 165 191 216 242
176 207 239 269 304
90 107 124 140 156
42 50 56 64 72
62 73 84 96 108
80 95 111 126 139
58 69 80 89 101
52 60 71 78 90

How many calories do you burn while shopping or … having sex, for example?



If you would like to determine your calorie consumption per day, you can roughly do this by calculating your metabolic rate plus the calorie consumption for your activities performed that day. You can calculate your metabolic rate here.

In addition, you must consider the consumption for all activities you perform over the course of the day. If you do heavy manual labour and relax by running 20 km afterwards, you will naturally burn more calories and be able to – or even need to – eat more.
If you spend your days relaxing and reading on the sofa, your consumption will be much lower. In general, the more physically active you are, the more calories you will burn.

Multiply your metabolic rate by
  • 1.2 for light activities mostly performed while sitting or lying down
  • 1.5 for light activities performed while sitting or walking
  • 1.75 for activities performed while intermittently standing or walking
  • 1.9 for more strenuous activities performed while standing or walking
  • 2.0 – 2.5 for sustained strenuous activities like heavy manual labour or serious exercise
If you have a metabolic rate of 1,500 kcal, for example, and wait tables for 8 hours a day, you should have overall calorie consumption of around 1,500 x 1.9 = 2,850 kcal.

You can calculate your overall calorie consumption here.