An average person burns 1,600 to 2,500 calories in a day. According to Everyday Health, men burn between 1,900 and 2,500 calories per day, while women burn between 1,600 and 2,000 calories per day.Know More
Besides the gender-based discrepancies, other factors that determine the amount of calories burned are size, age and the level of activity. More physically active people burn more calories than those who lead more sedentary lives. When involved in outdoor activities, heavier people, younger people and those with more muscle burn more calories, according to WebMD. Shoveling snow or heavy yard work burns 400 to 600 calories per hour, while less strenuous activities, such as pulling weeds or planting flowers, burn 200 to 400 calories per hour. Major housecleaning chores, such as washing windows and turning mattresses, burn 175 to 250 calories per hour, while light housecleaning activities, such as dusting and taking out the trash, burn 120 to 170 calories per hour.
A study published in Obesity Research in 2005 indicates that obese people can burn more calories by walking slowly as opposed to walking briskly, according to WebMD. The study, which observed men and women who were either obese or of a normal weight on treadmills and sidewalks, found that obese people burned more calories than the normal-weight people involved in the same exercises at the same pace.Learn more about Burning Calories
Mayo Clinic states the number of calories a person burns in a day varies based on her basal metabolic rate and that person's individual level of physical activity. The BMR is the number of calories the body utilizes to perform basic human functions such as breathing.Full Answer >
According to the National Health Service, an average person burns around 0.044 calories per step when walking briskly or 44 calories for each 10 minutes of brisk walking (around 1,000 steps). The amount of calories burned per step varies by the individual; body weight affects the amount of calories burned.Full Answer >
A person who weighs 200 pounds can burn around 320 calories per hour when using an air climber. The more a person weighs, the more calories he burns on an air walker.Full Answer >
According to Shape Magazine, a person can burn up to 400 calories in 30 minutes on a stair stepper. On average, a person who weighs approximately 150 pounds burns about 100 calories every 15 minutes, using regular settings. The amount of calories a person burns varies based on the intensity level.Full Answer >