How Many Calories are Burned by Kayaking?
Last modified 4th January 2016
These kayaking activities range from the highest calorie burn from 'canoeing, rowing, kayaking, competition, >6 mph, vigorous effort' which burns 539 calories in 30 minutes through to the activity 'kayaking, moderate effort' which has the lowest calorie burn of 215 calories in 30 minutes, for a typical adult weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg).
To help you find the information you need, we first focus on the most common kayaking activities. This is followed by the activities with the highest, lowest and average burnt calories per minute and per hour
We also cover the predicted weight loss from kayaking, typical food calorie equivalents and our new proprietary calories burned score© and calories burned rank©
For kayaking, moderate effort, which is a typical intensity activity under the general description of kayaking activities, the average calories burned by a person weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg) in 30 minutes is 215 Calories. In one hour the same activity will burn 431 Calories.
Effect of Intensity on the Calorie Calculator
Although the above is a typical example for kayaking, 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 Kayaking
At dietandfitnesstoday we have a new proprietary concept of a Calories Burned Score© and Calories Burned Rank©.
The calorie score gives an indication of the relative burn rate measured as a percentage score out of 100 for the different kayaking 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 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.
Calories Burned in 30 Minutes for a Typical kayaking Activity
As we have previously mentioned Kayaking, moderate effort is a moderate and typical level of intensity for kayaking and can be used as a general representative approximate measure for calories burnt by kayaking. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) burns 215 Calories, while an average woman weighing 163 pounds (74 kg), in 30 minutes burns 185 Calories.
Calories Per Minute
The calories burned per minute for Kayaking, moderate effort is 7 Calories per minute, for a typical man and for a typical female is 6 Calories per minute.
Calories Per Hour
The calories lost in one hour is 431 calories for a typical man, and 370 calories in one hour for a typical woman.
How to Burn 100 Calories
To burn 100 calories for a typical male would require 14 minutes of the activity kayaking, moderate effort and to burn 100 calories with the same kayaking activity for a typical female would take 17 minutes.
Score and Rank
Kayaking, moderate effort has a Calorie Burned Score© of 19.2 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 19.2 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calorie Burned Rank© of 71 out of 100 ie it is in the top 71 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 310 activities that have a higher calorie burn than kayaking, moderate effort
The following activities burn the same number of calories as Kayaking, moderate effort -
- aerobic, low impact
- army type obstacle course exercise, boot camp training program
- ballet, modern, or jazz, general, rehearsal or class
- carrying 1 to 15 lb load, upstairs
- carrying 15 pound load (e.g. suitcase), level ground or downstairs
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 Kayaking, moderate effort burns 5.4 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 5.0 times more calories for an average female.
Food Calorie Equivalents
This level of 215 calories burnt by an average man kayaking, moderate effort is equivalent to 0.4 Big Macs, 0.8 snickers bar, 1.8 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.7 cheeseburgers, 0.8 slices of pizza or 0.6 large blueberry muffins.
For an average female burning 185 calories is equivalent to 0.3 Big Macs, 0.7 snickers bar, 1.5 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.6 cheeseburgers, 0.6 slices of pizza or 0.5 large blueberry muffins.
Weight Loss from Kayaking
To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity kayaking? Taking this example of kayaking, moderate effort in 30 minutes, the weight loss for a typical man is a minimum of 0.03 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.03 pounds.
Based on 4 sessions per week of kayaking, moderate effort for a duration of 30 minutes per session, the approximate time taken to lose one pound is 8 weeks for a man and 8 weeks for a woman, assuming no other changes in lifestyle or eating habits.
The same 4 sessions per week of kayaking, moderate effort for a duration of 30 minutes per session, would lose 1kg in 4 weeks for a man and 4 weeks for a woman.
Kayaking Activity with the Highest Calorie Burn
The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by canoeing, rowing, kayaking, competition, >6 mph, vigorous effort. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man burns 539 Calories, while an average woman in 30 minutes burns 462 Calories.
This activity of canoeing, rowing, kayaking, competition, >6 mph, vigorous effort has a Calories Burned Score© of 52.9 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 52.9 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 23 out of 100 ie it is in the top 23 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 26 activities that have a higher calorie burn than canoeing, rowing, kayaking, competition, >6 mph, vigorous effort
Kayaking Activity with the Lowest Calorie Burn
The kayaking activity with the lowest calories burnt is kayaking, moderate effort, which for an average man in 30 minutes burns 215 Calories, and for an average woman burns 185 Calories.
This activity of kayaking, moderate effort has a Calories Burned Score© of 19.2 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 19.2 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 71 out of 100 ie it is in the top 71 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 310 activities that have a higher calorie burn than kayaking, moderate effort
Average Calories Burned by Kayaking
Based on the the list of 3 kayaking activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 323 Calories for 30 minutes of kayaking. The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 277 Calories for 30 minutes of kayaking.
|Calories Burned in 30 minutes of kayaking for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).|
|canoeing, rowing, kayaking, competition, >6 mph, vigorous effort - calories Male=539 kcal, Female=462 kcal.|
|kayaking, moderate effort - calories Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.|
|whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing - calories Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.|
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