These are the sports that burn the most calories

These are the sports that burn the most calories

Sports are a great way to get in some exercise. And while burning calories isn’t the only measure of an exercise’s value, the number can tell you something about how hard you’re working your body.

The important caveat here is that exercising on its own actually doesn’t do much to make you lose weight. Sports get your heart going, which can help you live longer. But if you want to slim down, we suggest talking to a doctor about what a healthy weight is for you and working on cutting sugar and large portions out of your diet.

Still, keeping track of calories burned per hour is a good measure of how intense a particular exercise is. The Mayo Clinic, drawing on research published by the National Institutes of Health, lists 36 popular forms of exercise by their caloric impacts.

We’ve ordered the sports on that list from least to most intense, with approximate calories burned per hour for a 200-pound person listed for each activity. (An average adult American weighs just under 200 pounds.) We also calculated the value for one other sport, soccer, based on the root NIH data and included it on this list.

Keep in mind that the numbers here are approximate. Also, just because an exercise burns calories faster doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best option. The best exercise is the one you enjoy enough to get up and do regularly.


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18skunk18 says:

what about Biking?

ThePaulfullTruth says:

Totally left out all winter sports. X country skiiing? Ice hockey? Too many sports left out. Comparison not very credible at all. Example of a failed video. They bit off more than they were willing to do a good job on. Thumbs down.

ZeeBroFul says:

and Rugby?!

jo kim says:

What about wrestling?

BellaTorresBruh says:

Im 170 and 15 but most of it is muscle since i play softball and sometimes football. It is just how your body is made, and how you body processes calories etc.

Novian Kristanto says:

Soccer? Americans

Kevin Andrews says:

What about motocross?

Warrior Son says:

Holy fuck 200lb average?!!?

That means for every slightly skinny, short 100lb person, there's a muthafucker 300lb beast roaming the streets! ??

Soundafek says:

Don't forget Cycling…

Mark Wardlaw says:

That's sad that the average American ways about 200. People need to take pride in their bodies.

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