Ready, set, calculate your calories burned

Ever wonder how many calories you’re burning during exercise?  Or by performing household activities?

A handy guide in the Chicago Tribune will quickly calculate the energy you expend after entering your weight, activity and activity duration. Once on the Trib site, click on the highlighted area to bring up the calculator.

For example, if you’re 165 pounds and raking the yard for an hour, you burn 323 calories. If you’re 200 pounds and do an hour of light housecleaning, you burn 227.

And if you’re 250 pounds and watch an hour of TV, you burn 114. Provided you don’t eat a bag of chips, too.


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