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Have you ever wondered how many calories your daily activities burn?
A new article published in the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly journal gives an analysis of the number of calories burned by a number of common activities, if the person exercising is using a manual wheelchair.
For example, Dusting burns about 65 calories in a half-hour. Compare that to the only 40 calories burned if a person just watches TV. Maybe it makes sense to dust while watching TV.
Table Tennis burns about 80 calories in a half-hour, which vacuuming burns about 98.
Games like shooting baskets (116 calories), playing Tennis (149 calories), and playing a Basketball game (221 calories) are even more effective at calorie burning.
If you live near a ski resort, it might be fun to go skiing. It would certainly be good exercise since Nordic skiing burns a whopping 428 calories in a half-hour.
The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults with disabilities should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise – or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.
You can find the whole article at the following website:
Bassett & Conger (2011) A Compendium of Energy Costs of Physical Activities for Individuals Who Use Manual Wheelchairs. APAQ Volume 28, Issue 4, October. Pages 310-325