The Mayo Clinic provides a chart showing the number of calories burned during various types of exercise. The chart shows the number of calories that a person weighing 160, 200 or 240 pounds burns during each hour of exercise.
The Mayo Clinic's chart of calories burned during exercise encompasses many common types of exercise, including running, swimming, hiking, jumping rope and using a rowing machine. It also includes activities such as ballroom dancing and ice skating, which people might not think of as traditional weight-loss exercises.
When calculating how many calories a person burns during exercise, it is important to take into account the weight of the person. In general, heavier people burn more calories during each type of exercise. The Mayo Clinic chart provides estimates of the number of calories burned for people weighing 160, 200 and 240 pounds. People of other weights can estimate their calories burned in reference to these provided values.
The intensity level of exercise also affects the number of calories burned during a specific exercise or activity. For example, an hour of running at 8 miles per hour burns 861 calories for a 160-pound person, but the same person running at 5 miles per hour burns only 606 calories per hour.