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Burning Calories

Fishing Is Healthy

An hour's worth of vigorous bicycling burns about 560 calories for a person weighing 155 pounds, compared to 176 calories expended shooting pool for an hour.  How about various forms of fishing?

Activity Approximate Calories Burned Per Hour
  155 Pound Male 200 Pound Male 240 Pound Male
Fishing from boat (sitting) 148 176 216
Fishing from riverbank (standing) 207 246 302
Fishing in stream (in waders) 354 422 518
Fishing (general) 236  281 345
Fishing (sitting while ice fishing) 118 141  173
Running (12-minute mile)  472  563  690
Canoeing (light effort)  177  211 259
Hunting (general)  295  352  431
Hiking (cross country) 354  422  518
Backpacking (general)  413  493  604

 This information was adapted by In-Fisherman.com from Ainsworth, et al. 2000. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 32(9 suppl):S498-S504.

 


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