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Calories Burned by 30 Minutes of pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational


Last Update - 14th January 2016

Here is a summary of the calories burned for an average man and average woman engaged in the activity - pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational.

The calories burned, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 164 Calories, in 30 minutes of pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational.

The calories burned, for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 140 Calories, in 30 minutes of pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational.

Calories Burned Score and Rank

The activity pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational has a Calorie Burned ScoreĀ© of 13.8 out of 100. This is our new score, which relates the calories burned to the maximum possible calories. This score the calorie burn is 13.8 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible.

This activity has a Calorie Burned RankĀ© of 78 out of 100 ie it is in the top 78 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. By comparing to our full database of activities there are 468 activities that have a higher calorie burn.

Calories per minute and per hour

The calories burned per minute, by pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational for an average man is 5 Calories per minute, and for an average woman is 5 Calories per minute.

The calories burned in one hour is 327 calories for a typical man, and 281 calories in one hour for a typical woman.

Activities Which Burn the Same Calories

The activities which burn the same number of calories as pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational are as follows -

  • activity promoting video game (e.g., Wii Fit), moderate effort (e.g., aerobic, resistance)
  • calisthenics (e.g., push ups, sit ups, pull-ups, lunges), moderate effort
  • carpentry, outside house, building a fence
  • cleaning, sweeping, slow, moderate effort
  • custodial work, moderate effort (e.g., electric buffer, feathering arena floors, mopping, taking out trash, vacuuming)
  • farming, rice, planting, grain milling activities
  • fishing, set net, setting net and retrieving fish, general
  • general gardening at a moderate effort
  • general home exercise
  • gymnastics, general

Comparing to 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 pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational burns 4.1 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 3.8 times more calories for an average female.

Equivalent Calories in Food

This level of 164 calories burnt by an average man is equivalent to 0.3 Big Macs, 0.6 snickers bar, 1.4 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.5 cheeseburgers, 0.6 slices of pizza or 0.4 large blueberry muffins. For an average female burning 140 calories is equivalent to 0.2 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 pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational

To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational? Taking this example of 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 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 for a duration of 30 minutes per session, would lose 1kg in 5 weeks for a man and 6 weeks for a woman.

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Calories Burned Activities


  aerobics
  at work
  badminton
  baseball
  ballet
  ballroom dancing
  basketball
  boxing
  biking
  canoeing
  climbing
  cleaning
  cricket
  cross country skiing
  crossfit
  cycling
  dancing
  exercise
  elliptical
  fishing
  football
  fencing
  gardening
  golf
  gymnastics
  hiking
  horse riding
  housework
  ice skating
  jogging
  judo
  karate
  kayaking
  kick boxing
  pilates
  rodeo sports
  rollerblading
  ropejumping
  rowing
  rugby
  running
  resting
  sailing
  shopping
  sitting
  skating
  skiing
  sleeping
  soccer
  softball
  spinning
  sports
  standing
  step aerobics
  swimming
  tae kwan do
  tennis
  treadmill
  volleyball
  walking
  water polo
  weight lifting
  yoga
  zumba

Reference:
Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities.
Ainsworth, B, Haskell, W, Whitt, M.
Med Sci Sports Ex, 32(9): S498-S516, 2000.

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