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06 April 2009 @ 05:42 pm
The SCA as exercise?  
I was using this website for some patient education materials and ran across some interesting entries under the calories per hour function. I thought it would be interesting to look into how many calories are burned with various SCA (or SCA-type) activities.

Getting to the event -
Suitcases - packing and unpacking - 136 calories in 1 hr
Loading - car (and unloading) - 204 calories in 1 hr
Driving - light vehicle (e.g., car, pick-up) - 136 calories in 1 hr

Pumping Gas - 136 calories in 1 hr

Arts and Sciences -
Bookbinding - 156 calories in 1 hr
Contra Dancing - 306 calories in 1 hr

Dancing - belly - 306 calories in 1 hr
Ironing - 156 calories in 1 hr

Knitting - 102 calories in 1 hr
Reading - sitting - 88 calories in 1 hr
Sewing - domestic - 102 calories in 1 hr
Singing - sitting - 102 calories in 1 hr
Tailoring - pressing - 272 calories in 1 hr
Tailoring - weaving - 238 calories in 1 hr
Tailoring - sewing, with machine - 170 calories in 1 hr
Tailoring - cutting - 170 calories in 1 hr
Tailoring - sewing, by hand - 136 calories in 1 hr
Tailoring - general - 170 calories in 1 hr

Writing - sitting - 122 calories in 1 hr

Martial Activities -
Fencing (sport) - 408 calories in 1 hr

Court -
Acting  204 calories in 1 hr
Meetings - attending - 102 calories in 1 hr

Feast and Postrevel -

Eating - sitting - 102 calories in 1 hr
Socializing - sitting (talking, eating) - 102 calories in 1 hr

Whirlpool - sitting - 68 calories in 1 hr

All values from: http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.php

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jtdiiijtdiii on April 6th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, how much for a foot pedal sewing machine per hour?
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on April 6th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
:) Probably closer to the weaving rate.
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: Earsbaron_berwyn on April 7th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
So *that's* the secret to your girlish figure.