Calories burned while knitting

[size=6][color=cyan]Calories Burned for Activity: Sitting - Knitting [/color][/size]
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[size=6][color=violet]102 calories per hour[/color][/size]

             [size=2]Assuming a body weight of 150 lbs[/size]

:thumbsup: Good to know! Add that to the fact that I don’t eat anything that will make my hands dirty, and often will forsake a meal to finish something, it adds up! :rollseyes:

How did you figure this out? What’s the amount burned for 122 lbs?

Probably fewer if you weigh less. I think that’s how it goes…

How many calories do we burn just sitting? 60 or so on average? :thinking:

go to It will ask you the basic questions, gender, age, height, weight, etc. Look for the calories burned per activity chart or whatever it is, and you should be able to get your personal number of calories from there.

Have fun!!!

Wow, there are websites for everything! :shock:

And for me, sitting quietly I burn 64 calories an hour.

Knitting, I burn 95 calories an hour.

Every little bit helps :smiley:

I burn 114 calories per hour by knitting. Now I must knit more so I can burn more calories… since I am unable to excercise by conventional means. This opens all new doors! :cheering: :cheering:

Ooh, I burn 146 calories/hour knitting. So now I just need to find a way to knit for 12 hours straight and then I should be good. :shifty:

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I was doing the same calculations in my head, Ven!

I’ll use just about any excuse to knit more. :wink:

83 calories per hour for me! :thumbsup:

Has anyone ever tried knitting while on a treadmill or reclining cycle? I have to join the gym, but would really rather knit. I think I’ve heard of people knitting and walking, so it should be the same, right?

92 calories per hour for me. Guess I gotta keep going to the gym. I wish I could knit while on the elliptical trainer. It would make me a lot more motivated to go… I must say, though, that a good project keeps me from eating cookies because I don’t want to get crumbs on my fingers. Maybe we should promote knitting as a new diet fad? It’ll have to have a catchy name though - “The KnitFit Diet - Keeps your fingers working instead of snacking…” :roflhard: I kill me sometimes with my crazy brain…

But I am consuming 3,000 Cals during that knitting hour !


96 calories per hour for me while knitting. Like Ingrid though I don’t eat while knitting. :wink:

I guess I burn 78 calories while knitting. :thumbsup:

And 52 while sitting quietly. But…I hardly ever just ‘sit’. I’m always shaking my foot or leg (I fidget a LOT).

…Hmm, lets see if they’ve got anything for that… :thinking:

[ETA: Well, nothing for fidgetting. But, since I work tech support I’m on the phone too. So that would be 78 an hour.

Jeez, this thing has a LOT of activities. :rofling: :rofling: ]

I burn 99 calories when knitting for one hour, and then 66 calories for sitting quietly.

Total- 165 calories burned in one hour.

Wow. :shock:

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Me too!

I’ll have to get rid of that M&M bag I keep by my side! I pretend it’s to help me keep track of what row I’m on…:shifty:

Cool calculator. I discovered that I burn more calories knitting than having sex. :lol:

[Which is more disturbing - this discovery or the fact that I looked it up?]

Jennelle … I don’t think you get to count the knitting AND the sitting :smiley:

I burn 95 calories.