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Kilojoules burned during exercise calculator

Find out how many kilojoules you can burn through walking and other different physical activities.

Written by Sharon Curtain
Low angle back view of a group of friends running outdoors on summer

Being active every day is essential for our health and wellbeing. Moving our bodies has benefits for bone strength, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, helps burn extra kilojoules which can help with weight management, and has benefits for mental wellbeing.

How many kilojoules do you burn walking?

Use our calculator to find out for walking and more.

This calculator should be used as a guide only. Actual values will vary from person to person. Age, gender, and the efficiency of your physical activity are also factors to consider.

Australia’s Physical Activity Guidelines recommend 30 minutes of physical activity on five days of the week as a minimum. But that doesn’t just mean hitting the gym – there are so many different ways to be physically active, at any time of day.

You may choose to do some moderate intensity activity such as raking the lawn, going for a brisk walk, having a swim at the pool, or playing a social game of tennis or golf. 10 minutes of vigorous intensity activity such as lifting, digging, aerobics, cycling, or jogging, is equal to 20 minutes of moderate intensity activity, so if you can, mix it up with a combination of moderate and vigorous intensity activities.

The only rule is that some exercise is better than none at all, and your health will enjoy the benefits of increasing your physical activity every day.

The activity kilojoule calculator provides a guide of how many kilojoules your chosen activity will burn in the time you have selected, for someone of your weight. You can use it to compare different activities, and even as a motivator to be active in different ways, for longer times each day.


References/more information

Australian Government Department of Health report

Find out how many kilojoules you should eat each day and get more exercise inspiration here.

Written by Sharon Curtain

Sharon Curtain is a dietitian with experience in hospital, community and industry settings and specialises in food industry process.

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