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One Hour of Biking Burns How Many Calories?

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Deborah Green has been providing online content in the health and fitness industries since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English language teaching from Sussex University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in health studies from The Open University.
One Hour of Biking Burns How Many Calories?
Biking is an aerobic exercise that can help improve oxygen intake. Photo Credit Warren Goldswain/iStock/Getty Images

Biking is an aerobic exercise that can help improve oxygen intake. Aerobic exercises also can provide cardiovascular benefits. Cycling can be done outside and used as a means of transport, or indoors on a stationary bike.

Leisure Bicycling

One Hour of Biking Burns How Many Calories?
Even cycling at a leisurely place will help burn calories. Photo Credit kzenon/iStock/Getty Images

The exact amount of calories you burn during one hour of biking depends on your starting weight. The more you weigh, the greater the number of calories you expend. A person who weighs 160 pounds will burn about 288 calories in one hour of cycling at a leisurely pace.

Mountain Biking

One Hour of Biking Burns How Many Calories?
Mountain biking is strenuous because of off-road trails and hills. Photo Credit Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Mountain biking is more strenuous because of off-road trails and hills. A 160-pound person burns about 614 calories during one hour of mountain biking.

Stationary Bike

One Hour of Biking Burns How Many Calories?
You can burn up to 826 calories in an hour on a stationary bike. Photo Credit Purestock/Purestock/Getty Images

One hour on a stationary bike burns about 509 calories for a person who weighs 160 pounds. Stationary bikes usually have more than one setting. You can make the pedaling more difficult if you want to burn extra calories. Vigorous stationary cycling burns about 826 calories in an hour.

Weight Loss

One Hour of Biking Burns How Many Calories?
If you're looking to maintain your weight, be sure you're consuming as many calories as you burn. Photo Credit Warren Goldswain/iStock/Getty Images

If you want to maintain your weight, the number of calories you consume should equal the number you burn. If you want to lose weight, you must burn 3,500 calories more than you consume to lose a pound of fat. Aim to burn 500 calories per day to lose 1 pound per week.

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