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We want you to be well-informed, so we've provided links to sites we feel would give you a broad range of information. Please remember that no matter how you feel about any of the following Web sites or companies, each has information that may require further investigation. We have listed the links with no preference or importance to any - this is a random ordered list.

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Myths and Facts

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Myth or Fact?  Most people are fat because they eat too much food daily. 

Myth or Fact?  Diets are worth the time and money.

Myth or Fact? Walking burns more fat than other exercises.

Myth or Fact? Carbohydrate does not make you fat.

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Activity Expenditure Chart

In order for you to know the number of Calories you burn in your exercises (and many daily activities), we've provided a chart that outlines many activities. If you don't find your specific activity in the chart, you'll be able to use one "similar" listed below.

Calories Burned Hourly According To Body Weight
Body Weight (pounds) 128 141 154 168 185 198 212 231 243 254
Activity
Reading 96 96 102 102 108 108 114 114 120 126
Dusting 138 162 186 204 222 234 282 270 288 306
Vacuuming 168 186 204 222 240 258 282 300 318 342
Walking - 3 mph 210 306 324 342 360 384 402 438 480 540
Walking - briskly 330 378 420 450 480 516 564 600 636 678
Stationary Bike - moderate 390 450 480 540 570 618 660 702 750 816
Swimming - moderate 480 552 600 648 690 750 822 864 924 990
Rowing - vigorous pace 660 780 858 900 990 1,050 1,140 1,230 1,308 1,410
Jogging - 7 min mile 780 870 960 1,050 1,140 1,200 1,320 1,410 1,470 1,590
Running - 12 min mile 474 510 558 624 672 732 768 864 906 960
Cycling - 10 mph 336 360 390 438 474 516 540 588 612 648
Weight Training - Intense 614 677 739 806 888 950 1,018 1,109 1,166 1,219
Weight Training - Normal 336 360 390 438 474 516 540 588 612 648
 

Sedentary Activity Based Upon a 150 Pound Person
Lying Down or Sleeping 90 calories per hour
Sitting Quietly 84 calories per hour
Sitting and Writing or Computer Work/Playing Cards 114 calories per hour
 
 

Moderate Activity Based Upon a 150 Pound Person
Bicycling ( 5 mph ) 174
Canoeing ( 2.5 mph ) 174
Dancing ( ballroom style ) 210
Golf ( twosome - carrying clubs ) 324
Horseback Riding ( sitting to trot ) 246
Light Housework / Cleaning 246
Swimming ( crawl - 20 yards/min ) 288
Tennis ( recreational doubles ) 312
Volleyball ( recreational ) 264
Walking ( 2 mph ) 198
 
 

Vigorous Activities Based Upon a 150 Pound Person
Aerobic Dancing 546
Basketball ( recreational ) 450
Bicycling ( 13 mph ) 612
Circuit Weight Training 756
Football ( touch ) 498
Ice Skating ( 9 mph ) 384
Racquetball 588
Roller Skating ( 9 mph ) 384
Scrubbing Floors 440
Cross-Country Skiing ( 5 mph ) 690
For a more specific count using your personal information, use the Calorie Expenditure Calculator

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