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Calories Burned by 30 Minutes of planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort


Last Update - 14th January 2016

Here is a summary of the calories burned for an average man and average woman engaged in the activity - planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort.

The calories burned, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 86 Calories, in 30 minutes of planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort.

The calories burned, for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 74 Calories, in 30 minutes of planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort.

Calories Burned Score and Rank

The activity planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort has a Calorie Burned ScoreĀ© of 5.7 out of 100. This is our new score, which relates the calories burned to the maximum possible calories. This score the calorie burn is 5.7 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible.

This activity has a Calorie Burned RankĀ© of 92 out of 100 ie it is in the top 92 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. By comparing to our full database of activities there are 712 activities that have a higher calorie burn.

Calories per minute and per hour

The calories burned per minute, by planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort for an average man is 3 Calories per minute, and for an average woman is 2 Calories per minute.

The calories burned in one hour is 172 calories for a typical man, and 148 calories in one hour for a typical woman.

Activities Which Burn the Same Calories

The activities which burn the same number of calories as planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort are as follows -

  • bakery, light effort
  • breastfeeding, sitting or reclining
  • building road, directing traffic, standing
  • child care, sitting/kneeling (e.g., dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding, occasional lifting of child), light effort, general
  • cooking or food preparation - standing or sitting or in general (not broken into stand/walk components), manual appliances, light effort
  • driving delivery truck, taxi, shuttle bus, school bus
  • eating/talking at church or standing eating, American Indian Feast days
  • farming, light effort (e.g., cleaning animal sheds, preparing animal feed)
  • fishing from boat or canoe, sitting
  • fishing, ice, sitting

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 planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort burns 2.2 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 2.0 times more calories for an average female.

Equivalent Calories in Food

This level of 86 calories burnt by an average man is equivalent to 0.2 Big Macs, 0.3 snickers bar, 0.7 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.3 cheeseburgers, 0.3 slices of pizza or 0.2 large blueberry muffins. For an average female burning 74 calories is equivalent to 0.1 Big Macs, 0.3 snickers bar, 0.6 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 0.2 cheeseburgers, 0.3 slices of pizza or 0.2 large blueberry muffins.

Weight Loss From planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort

To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort? Taking this example of in 30 minutes, the weight loss for a typical man is a minimum of 0.01 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.01 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 25 weeks for a man and 25 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 9 weeks for a man and 11 weeks for a woman.

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  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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