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Debbie
07-16-2006, 05:58 AM
Calories Burned for Activity: Sitting - Knitting
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102 calories per hour

Assuming a body weight of 150 lbs

Ingrid
07-16-2006, 07:53 AM
: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:

itsbecca1979
07-16-2006, 07:54 AM
How did you figure this out? What's the amount burned for 122 lbs?

Angelia
07-16-2006, 07:55 AM
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:

miccisue
07-16-2006, 08:19 AM
go to caloriesperhour.com 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!!!

Angelia
07-16-2006, 08:30 AM
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 :D

newbieknit
07-16-2006, 09:14 AM
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:

Vendie
07-16-2006, 09:18 AM
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:

Angelia
07-16-2006, 09:27 AM
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:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

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

I'll use just about any excuse to knit more. ;)

itsbecca1979
07-16-2006, 09:31 AM
83 calories per hour for me! :thumbsup:

kschmitz
07-16-2006, 10:55 AM
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?

cecile77
07-16-2006, 11:11 AM
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...

skNYC
07-16-2006, 11:36 AM
But I am consuming 3,000 Cals during that knitting hour !

:rofling:

Jan in CA
07-16-2006, 12:46 PM
96 calories per hour for me while knitting. Like Ingrid though I don't eat while knitting. ;)

Friskums
07-16-2006, 01:50 PM
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: ]

Jenelle
07-16-2006, 01:57 PM
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:

Angelia
07-16-2006, 04:05 PM
But I am consuming 3,000 Cals during that knitting hour !

:rofling:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

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:

earthchick
07-16-2006, 04:28 PM
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?]

Debbie
07-16-2006, 06:23 PM
Jennelle ... I don't think you get to count the knitting AND the sitting :D

Lieke
07-17-2006, 03:05 AM
I burn 95 calories.

noejusti
07-17-2006, 06:42 PM
kschmitz Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:55 am Post subject:

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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?
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I don't know if I should be ashamed for this or what. (And this will tell you how obsessed I've been over knitting or crocheting)

I have actually tried to workout on my personal stepper machine at home while crocheting a scarf (the yarn was in a basket on a table beside me). I don't think I would try a treadmill for fear of gears moving and dropped yarn causing something bad and dangerous to happen. The problem is that the sweating makes the yarn a little damp and it doesn't move through your fingers as well. And if you use a yarn that sheds, it may shed a little more onto your fingers and stick there and on your workout clothes.

My husband can't decide if I am a big dork or just a really dedicated yarn freak....

DianaM
07-17-2006, 10:44 PM
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?]

Probably the fact that I was considering to look up my own as well? :roflhard:

Angelia
07-17-2006, 10:56 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: