Carrying, loading, or stacking wood, loading/unloading or carrying lumber has a MET value of 3.3 or 5.5. This means that, for a person, stacking wood has an energy expenditure about 3.3 or 5.5 times higher than his BMR.
How many calories do you burn stacking wood?
The following is a formula for calculating calorie burn while Carrying, loading or stacking wood, loading/unloading, or carrying lumber.
Calories burned stacking wood per minute = METs x 3.5 x (weight in kg) / 200;
For example, a 150-pound person carrying, loading or stacking wood, loading/unloading or carrying lumber with light-to-moderate effort, which has a MET value of 3.3, will burn 3.898 calories (3.3 x 3.5 x (150 x 0.45) / 200) per minute. He can burn up to 116.9 calories in 30 minutes of stacking wood, and 233.8 calories in an hour.
Approximate calories used (burned) by a 165-pound (74.8kg) man
|Mets Value||1 Minute||30 Minutes||1 Hour|
|carrying, loading or stacking wood, loading/unloading or carrying lumber, light-to-moderate effort||3.3||4.3 calories||130 calories||259 calories|
|carrying, loading or stacking wood, loading/unloading or carrying lumber||5.5||7.2 calories||216 calories||432 calories|
Calculate the calories burned during Carrying, Loading or Stacking Wood, Loading/unloading or Carrying Lumber
Below is a calculator for calculating the number of calories burned during Carrying, Loading or Stacking Wood.
The METs value are from 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities.
Calories Burned: 0 Kcal
Is loading or stacking wood good exercise?
Yes. According to American College of Sports Medicine standards for cardiorespiratory fitness, the cardiovascular and metabolic demands of stacking wood would be classified as moderate-intensity exercise.