Let´s talk facts – Energy consumption in cardiovascular activities

Activity Intensity Energy consumption (KJ/kg/h)
Lying down - 4.2
Sitting on a chair - 5.5
Standing - 6.4
Walking 5.4 km/h 6 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h uphill 13.2 15.5 23.3 60
Cycling 10 km/h 15 km/h 20 km/h 30 km/h 14.3 22.5 32.3 50.2
Running 11.9 km/h 15.1 km/h 18 km/h 45.2 50.6 62.8
Skiing 7.9 km/h 13.7 km/h 15.1 km/h 50.2 64.8 70.3
Swimming 1.19 km/h 3.24 km/h 3.6 km/h 18.4 52.7 87.9
Conclusion: If you are looking for ways to increase the all over calorie consumption of your body, you can orientated yourself on the above table as a guide. Keep in mind though that it is not just the activity that determines your calorie consumption but also the training duration (min/hrs) and the training intensity. The calorie consumption is higher the longer and the more intense you train and increases simultaneously with the amount of dynamic muscle groups used in the activity.