How many calories do you burn with Gardening?

Gardening burns an average of 309 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Gardening or other activities.

Calories burned with Daily Activities (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Climbing Stairs 7.7 165 330 495 660
Gardening 3.6 77 154 231 309
Housecleaning 2.8 60 120 180 240
Kissing 2.6 56 111 167 223
Lying in bed 0.8 17 34 51 69
Sex 1.2 26 51 77 103
Sitting 0.9 19 39 58 77
Sleeping 0.7 15 30 45 60
Standing 1 21 43 64 86

How do we calculate how many calories Gardening burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Gardening is used.

Gardening has a MET of 3.6.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Gardening: 3.6

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 3.6 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 309

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Gardening.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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