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How Many Calories are Burned by Different occupations?



Welcome to the different occupations section of DietandFitnessToday where the highest number of calories burned is 754 Calories, for forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort. This is for an average male weighting 190 pounds (86 Kg). Below is a list of 121 activities based on the general description of different occupations, ranging from the highest calorie burn from 'forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort' which burns 754 calories in 30 minutes through to the activity 'farming, milking by machine, light effort' which has the lowest calorie burn of 56 calories in 30 minutes, for a typical adult weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg).

For massage therapist, standing, which is a typical intensity activity under the general description of different occupations activities, the average calories burned by a person weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg) in 30 minutes is 172 Calories. In one hour massage therapist, standing will burn 345 Calories.

Summary of Different occupations Information and Charts

To help you find the information you need, we first focus on massage therapist, standing which is the most common different occupations activity. This is followed by the activities with the highest burn rate which is forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort, and the lowest which is farming, milking by machine, light effort, giving the average calories burned per minute and per hour, along with food calorie equivalents and our new proprietary calories burned score© and calories burned rank©The calorie score gives an indication of the relative burn rate of the different occupations activities measured as a percentage score out of 100 for the different different occupations activities, where 100% is the maximum calorie burn which we estimate from running at a pace of 4 minutes per mile which is a world class speed for running for 30 mins.

The calorie rank is the rank of the different occupations activity compared with all other 800 activities in our database to give an indication of the percentage of activities which have a higher or lower calorie burn. A rank of 1 means it is the highest ranking activity in terms or calorie burn and a rank of 100 means it is the activity with the lowest carlorie burn compared with all other activities.

Effect of Intensity on the Calorie Calculator

Although the above is a typical example for different occupations, the calculator we use to determine the calories burnt depends on the intensity, duration and your body weight. At the bottom of the article we have a variety of different intensities which can be personalized based on your weight and the duration of the activities, using our free calculator.

Calorie Score and Calorie Rank for Different occupations

At dietandfitnesstoday we have a new proprietary concept of a Calories Burned Score© and Calories Burned Rank©.

Calories Burned in 30 Minutes for a Typical different occupations Activity

As we have previously mentioned Massage therapist, standing is a moderate and typical level of intensity for different occupations and can be used as a general representative approximate measure for calories burnt by different occupations. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) burns 172 Calories, while an average woman weighing 163 pounds (74 kg), in 30 minutes burns 148 Calories.

Calories Per Minute

The calories burned per minute for Massage therapist, standing is 6 Calories per minute, for a typical man and for a typical female is 5 Calories per minute.

Calories Per Hour

The calories lost in one hour is 345 calories for a typical man, and 296 calories in one hour for a typical woman.

How to Burn 100 Calories

To burn 100 calories for a typical male would require 17 minutes of the activity massage therapist, standing and to burn 100 calories with the same different occupations activity for a typical female would take 20 minutes.

Score and Rank

Massage therapist, standing has a Calorie Burned Score© of 14.7 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 14.7 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calorie Burned Rank© of 77 out of 100 ie it is in the top 77 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 421 activities that have a higher calorie burn than massage therapist, standing

Equivalent Activities

The following activities burn the same number of calories as Massage therapist, standing -

  • automobile body work
  • bakery, general, moderate effort
  • bicycling, <10 mph, leisure, to work or for pleasure (Taylor Code 115)
  • canoeing, on camping trip
  • carpentry, home remodeling tasks, moderate effort

Comparison with Inactivity

30 mins of inactivity for example just sitting and watching television burns 43 calories for a typical man and 37 calories for a typical woman. Which means Massage therapist, standing burns 4.3 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 4.0 times more calories for an average female.

Food Calorie Equivalents

This level of 172 calories burnt by an average man massage therapist, standing is equivalent to 0.3 Big Macs, 0.6 snickers bar, 1.4 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.6 cheeseburgers, 0.6 slices of pizza or 0.4 large blueberry muffins.

For an average female burning 148 calories is equivalent to 0.3 Big Macs, 0.5 snickers bar, 1.2 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.5 cheeseburgers, 0.5 slices of pizza or 0.4 large blueberry muffins.

Weight Loss from Different occupations

To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity different occupations? Taking this example of massage therapist, standing in 30 minutes, the weight loss for a typical man is a minimum of 0.02 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.02 pounds.

Based on 4 sessions per week of massage therapist, standing for a duration of 30 minutes per session, the approximate time taken to lose one pound is 13 weeks for a man and 13 weeks for a woman, assuming no other changes in lifestyle or eating habits.

The same 4 sessions per week of massage therapist, standing for a duration of 30 minutes per session, would lose 1kg in 5 weeks for a man and 5 weeks for a woman.

Different occupations Activity with the Highest Calorie Burn

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man burns 754 Calories, while an average woman in 30 minutes burns 647 Calories.

This activity of forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort has a Calories Burned Score© of 75.3 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 75.3 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 6 out of 100 ie it is in the top 6 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 3 activities that have a higher calorie burn than forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort

Since this level of activity is in the top 15% of all activities it is not advised to attempt this level of activity if you are just starting out on a new fitness regime. In fact this level of intensity may be beyond all but the highest levels of fitness.

Different occupations Activity with the Lowest Calorie Burn

The different occupations activity with the lowest calories burnt is farming, milking by machine, light effort, which for an average man in 30 minutes burns 56 Calories, and for an average woman burns 48 Calories.

This activity of farming, milking by machine, light effort has a Calories Burned Score© of 2.6 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 2.6 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 97 out of 100 ie it is in the top 97 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 801 activities that have a higher calorie burn than farming, milking by machine, light effort

Average Calories Burned by Different occupations

Based on the the list of 121 different occupations activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 192 Calories for 30 minutes of different occupations. The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 165 Calories for 30 minutes of different occupations.

Different occupations for 30 minutes - Calories Burned Calculator

Calories Burned in 30 minutes of different occupations for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
forestry, ax chopping, very fast, 1.25 kg axe, 51 blows/min, extremely vigorous effort - calories  Male=754 kcal, Female=647 kcal.
skindiving or SCUBA diving as a frogman, Navy Seal - calories  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
fire fighter, hauling hoses on ground, carrying/hoisting equipment, breaking down walls etc., wearing full gear - calories  Male=388 kcal, Female=333 kcal.
shoveling, more than 16 lbs/minute, deep digging, vigorous effort - calories  Male=379 kcal, Female=325 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 100 lbs or more - calories  Male=366 kcal, Female=314 kcal.
steel mill, vigorous effort (e.g., hand rolling, merchant mill rolling, removing slag, tending furnace) - calories  Male=358 kcal, Female=307 kcal.
carrying heavy loads (e.g., bricks, tools) - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
carrying moderate loads up stairs, moving boxes 25-49 lbs - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
fire fighter, general - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
fire fighter, raising and climbing ladder with full gear, simulated fire supression - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
forestry, ax chopping, fast, 1.25 kg axe, 35 blows/min, vigorous effort - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
forestry, vigorous effort (e.g., barking, felling, or trimming trees, carrying or stacking logs, planting seeds, sawing lumber by hand) - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
using heavy tools (not power) such as shovel, pick, tunnel bar, spade - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
farming, vigorous effort (e.g., baling hay, cleaning barn) - calories  Male=336 kcal, Female=288 kcal.
shoveling, digging ditches - calories  Male=336 kcal, Female=288 kcal.
moving, carrying or pushing heavy objects, 75 lbs or more, only active time (e.g., desks, moving van work) - calories  Male=323 kcal, Female=277 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 75 to 99 lbs - calories  Male=323 kcal, Female=277 kcal.
horse grooming, including feeding, cleaning stalls, bathing, brushing, clipping, longeing and exercising horses - calories  Male=315 kcal, Female=270 kcal.
horse racing, galloping - calories  Male=315 kcal, Female=270 kcal.
carpentry, general, heavy or vigorous effort - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
fishing, commercial, vigorous effort - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
fire fighter, rescue victim, automobile accident, using pike pole - calories  Male=293 kcal, Female=251 kcal.
manual or unskilled labor, general, vigorous effort - calories  Male=280 kcal, Female=240 kcal.
shoveling, 10 to 15 lbs/minute, vigorous effort - calories  Male=280 kcal, Female=240 kcal.
truck driving, loading and unloading truck, tying down load, standing, walking and carrying heavy loads - calories  Male=280 kcal, Female=240 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 50 to 74 lbs - calories  Male=280 kcal, Female=240 kcal.
coal mining, shoveling coal - calories  Male=271 kcal, Female=233 kcal.
using heavy power tools such as pneumatic tools (e.g., jackhammers, drills) - calories  Male=271 kcal, Female=233 kcal.
building road, driving heavy machinery - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
horse racing, trotting - calories  Male=250 kcal, Female=214 kcal.
coal mining, general - calories  Male=237 kcal, Female=203 kcal.
coal mining, drilling coal, rock - calories  Male=228 kcal, Female=196 kcal.
steel mill, moderate effort (e.g., fettling, forging, tipping molds) - calories  Male=228 kcal, Female=196 kcal.
coal mining, erecting supports - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
fishing, commercial, moderate effort - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
forestry, ax chopping, slow, 1.25 kg axe, 19 blows/min, moderate effort - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
Machine tooling, operating punch press, moderate effort - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
shoveling, less than 10 lbs/minute, moderate effort - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 25 to 49 lbs - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
farming, moderate effort (e.g., feeding animals, chasing cattle by walking and/or horseback, spreading manure, harvesting crops) - calories  Male=207 kcal, Female=177 kcal.
walking, 3.5 mph, briskly and carrying objects less than 25 lbs - calories  Male=207 kcal, Female=177 kcal.
farming, taking care of animals (e.g., grooming, brushing, shearing sheep, assisting with birthing, medical care, branding), general - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
forestry, moderate effort (e.g., sawing wood with power saw, weeding, hoeing) - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
furriery - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
manual or unskilled labor, general, moderate effort - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
orange grove work, picking fruit - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
standing, moderate effort, lifting items continuously, 10 ? 20 lbs, with limited walking or resting - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
standing, moderate/heavy tasks (e.g., lifting more than 50 lbs, masonry, painting, paper hanging) - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
walking, 3.0 mph, moderately and carrying light objects less than 25 lbs - calories  Male=194 kcal, Female=166 kcal.
carpentry, general, moderate effort - calories  Male=185 kcal, Female=159 kcal.
farming, feeding cattle, horses - calories  Male=185 kcal, Female=159 kcal.
farming, hauling water for animals, general hauling water,farming, general hauling water - calories  Male=185 kcal, Female=159 kcal.
horse, feeding, watering, cleaning stalls, implied walking and lifting loads - calories  Male=185 kcal, Female=159 kcal.
masonry, concrete, moderate effort - calories  Male=185 kcal, Female=159 kcal.
walking on job, 3.5 mph, in office, brisk speed, not carrying anything - calories  Male=185 kcal, Female=159 kcal.
bakery, general, moderate effort - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
chambermaid, hotel housekeeper, making bed, cleaning bathroom, pushing cart - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
construction, outside, remodeling, new structures (e.g., roof repair, miscellaneous) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
garbage collector, walking, dumping bins into truck - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
lawn keeper, yard work, general - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
massage therapist, standing - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
police, making an arrest, standing - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
tailoring, weaving, moderate effort (e.g., spinning and weaving operations, delivering boxes of yam to spinners, loading of warp bean, pinwinding,conewinding, warping, cloth cutting) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
custodial work, moderate effort (e.g., electric buffer, feathering arena floors, mopping, taking out trash, vacuuming) - calories  Male=164 kcal, Female=140 kcal.
farming, rice, planting, grain milling activities - calories  Male=164 kcal, Female=140 kcal.
horse racing, walking - calories  Male=164 kcal, Female=140 kcal.
walking, 2.5 mph, slow speed, carrying heavy objects more than 25 lbs - calories  Male=164 kcal, Female=140 kcal.
farming, feeding small animals - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
farming, milking by hand, cleaning pails, moderate effort - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
fishing, commercial, light effort - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
standing, moderate effort, intermittent lifting 50 lbs, hitch/twisting ropes - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
tailoring, pressing - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
walking on job, 2.5 mph, slow speed and carrying light objects less than 25 lbs - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
walking on job, 3.0 mph, in office, moderate speed, not carrying anything - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
walking, pushing a wheelchair - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.
electrical work (e.g., hook up wire, tapping-splicing) - calories  Male=142 kcal, Female=122 kcal.
laundry worker - calories  Male=142 kcal, Female=122 kcal.
painting,house, furniture, moderate effort - calories  Male=142 kcal, Female=122 kcal.
airline flight attendant - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
kitchen maid - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
locksmith - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
machine tooling (e.g., machining, working sheet metal, machine fitter, operating lathe, welding) light-to-moderate effort - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
plumbing activities - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
standing tasks, light effort (e.g., bartending, store clerk, assembling, filing, duplicating, librarian, putting up a Christmas tree, standing and talking at work, changing clothes when teaching physical education, standing) - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
standing, light/moderate effort (e.g., assemble/repair heavy parts, welding,stocking parts,auto repair,standing, packing boxes, nursing patient care) - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
walking, gathering things at work, ready to leave - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
working in scene shop, theater actor, backstage employee - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.
farming, driving tasks (e.g., driving tractor or harvester) - calories  Male=121 kcal, Female=104 kcal.
manual or unskilled labor, general, light effort - calories  Male=121 kcal, Female=104 kcal.
sitting, teaching stretching or yoga, or light effort exercise class - calories  Male=121 kcal, Female=104 kcal.
carpentry, general, light effort - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
cook, chef - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
masonry, concrete, light effort - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
operating heavy duty equipment, automated, not driving - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
police, directing traffic, standing - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
police, driving a squad car, sitting - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
sitting tasks, moderate effort (e.g., pushing heavy levers, riding mower/forklift, crane operation) - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
tailoring, general - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
tailoring, machine sewing - calories  Male=108 kcal, Female=92 kcal.
active workstation, treadmill desk, walking - calories  Male=99 kcal, Female=85 kcal.
bookbinding - calories  Male=99 kcal, Female=85 kcal.
custodial work, light effort (e.g., cleaning sink and toilet, dusting, vacuuming, light cleaning) - calories  Male=99 kcal, Female=85 kcal.
postal carrier, walking to deliver mail - calories  Male=99 kcal, Female=85 kcal.
tailoring, cutting fabric - calories  Male=99 kcal, Female=85 kcal.
bakery, light effort - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
building road, directing traffic, standing - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
driving delivery truck, taxi, shuttle bus, school bus - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
farming, light effort (e.g., cleaning animal sheds, preparing animal feed) - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
printing, paper industry worker, standing - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
shoe repair, general - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
tailoring, weaving, light effort (e.g., finishing operations, washing, dyeing, inspecting cloth, counting yards, paperwork) - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
Truch, driving delivery truck, taxi, shuttlebus, school bus - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
walking on job, less than 2.0 mph, very slow speed, in office or lab area - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
engineer (e.g., mechanical or electrical) - calories  Male=78 kcal, Female=67 kcal.
hairstylist (e.g., plaiting hair, manicure, make-up artist) - calories  Male=78 kcal, Female=67 kcal.
manager, property - calories  Male=78 kcal, Female=67 kcal.
tailoring, hand sewing - calories  Male=78 kcal, Female=67 kcal.
sitting meetings, light effort, general, and/or with talking involved (e.g., eating at a business meeting) - calories  Male=65 kcal, Female=55 kcal.
sitting tasks, light effort (e.g., office work, chemistry lab work, computer work, light assembly repair, watch repair, reading, desk work) - calories  Male=65 kcal, Female=55 kcal.
farming, milking by machine, light effort - calories  Male=56 kcal, Female=48 kcal.
police, riding in a squad car, sitting - calories  Male=56 kcal, Female=48 kcal.

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