Stakester found that male gamers burned an average of210calories, and women an average of 236, during one hour of gameplay. Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images Video gaming is virtually exercise, new research suggests.
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How many calories do you burn playing video games?
They found that male gamers burned an average of 210 calories per hour during an intense gaming session, which was similar to the number of calories they burned while performing 1000 sit-ups. And while that may be surprising, Stakester’s study isn’t the first time gaming and a healthy lifestyle have been linked.
How many calories do you burn running?
The number of calories burned running will depend on your weight, the distance and speed you run, and the type and level of terrain. An estimate is that a 200 pound person burns 792 calories per hour running at 5mph (12min/mile, or 8kph) on a firm, level surface.
How many calories do you burn playing Wii Sports?
Dr. Elizabeth Orsega-Smith and colleagues reported to the American College of Sports Medicine in 2010 that overweight senior citizens burned on average between 17 and 176 calories per half hour playing Wii Sports bowling, baseball and tennis.
How many calories are burned by lifting weights?
Depending on the person, lifting weights burns somewhere between 1.7-3.1 Calories per minute. Lifting weights for 45 minutes would burn on average 108 Calories and lifting for an hour would average 144 Calories. At most, the average male could expect around 186 Calories burned for an hour of weight training.