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Calories burned with exercise and other physical activities

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Sailing - on water or ice, competitive

Competitive sailing takes the act of skimming across water or ice to higher levels. Sailing as part of a crew is a physically demanding sport that...

Scuba Diving - as Navy Seal

The Navy Seals compose one of the most physically demanding branches of the U.S. military. Seals are volunteers who work in 3- to 40-man units and...

Scuba Diving - general

Scuba diving is a wonderful recreational activity that combines the beauty of the underwater environment with the physical demands of swimming....

Scuba or skin diving

Scuba or skin diving involves swimming underwater for long periods of time while using self-contained breathing equipment. Scuba or skin diving is...

Sculling

Sculling is a popular college and Olympic sport that entails rowing a specially designed, lightweight boat (often called a skiff) across lakes and...

Shot Put

The shot put is an internationally practiced track and field event with participants in high schools, colleges and at the world class level. The...

Sit-ups - vigorous

One of the keys to proper posture, freedom from back pain and optimal physical fitness levels is a strong core — or the muscles of the...

Ski Machine - general

Learning how to ski on natural snow may not always be feasible. For those who cannot get to the slopes, learning how to ski on a revolving carpet...

Skiing - cross-country, walking

Cross-country skiing, one of the most physically demanding sports, dates back to the early 19th century. The skis allow the skier to glide across...

Skiing - downhill, light

Downhill skiing (also called alpine skiing) is a popular winter sport that is practiced in countries all over the world. The demands of skiing down...

Skiing - downhill, moderate

As the skiing terrain becomes more difficult and snow conditions deteriorate, skiing on a moderately difficult run can consume more energy than...

Skiing - downhill, vigorous (racing)

Racing, or vigorous downhill skiing, requires many of the same muscle groups as going out for a moderate run. As the terrain becomes steeper, the...

Skiing - snow, general

Snow skiing (also called alpine skiing) is popular all over the world and dates back to the 1800's. The principle behind skiing is to slide forward...

Skiing - water

Water skiing is an exciting recreational activity that can be enjoyed by members of the entire family. Dating back to the early 1920's, water...

Skiing: downhill, moderate effort

Skiing downhill with moderate effort is a popular recreational activity but can also be a part of competitive sporting events. Downhill skiing...

Skin Diving - fast

Skin diving (also called scuba diving) at a fast pace involves high levels of physical exertion and above average lung capacity. Coupled with the...

Skin Diving - general

Skin diving (also called scuba diving) is a popular sport that can be enjoyed by members of the entire family. Scuba is an acronym derived from the...

Skin Diving - moderate

Skin diving (also called scuba diving) under moderately challenging conditions depends on the diver's aerobic fitness level, muscular endurance,...

Skin Diving - snorkeling only

Skin diving using a snorkel tube (also called snorkeling) is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by water enthusiasts of almost any age. Unlike...

Slideboard

Slide Boards provide lateral movement training which greatly enhances skills and movement efficiency for sports such as football, skiing, skating,...

Snowboarding - light

Snowboarding is a relatively new winter sport, invented in the 1960's by Sherman Poppen as a toy for his children. Light intensity snowboarding...

Snowboarding - moderate

Snowboarding at a moderate intensity combines the fitness and strength demands of low-level snowboarding with the added challenge of navigating...

Snowboarding - vigorous

Expert snowboarders have taken their sport to the next level by riding down steeper and more complex terrain. Experienced snowboarders will often...

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a popular winter sport that is similar to driving or racing a car on snow. Despite the fact that snowmobiling is done while sitting...

Soccer

Soccer is one of the world's most popular sports, and can be a high-endurance activity. Soccer is known as football in Europe; the goal of soccer...

Soccer - casual

Soccer is an international variant of American football that, when played at moderate levels, can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Two teams of 11...

Soccer - competitive

Competitive soccer is played at all levels from grade schools to international games. It requires high levels of fitness from its players and is...

Softball - general

Softball is an American sport resembling traditional baseball (often called hardball) that was developed in 1887 by George Hancock. Played by two...

Sparring (boxing)

Sparring is the common term for competing against a boxer during practice in preparation for a boxing match. Boxers spar with each other to...

Speed Skating - on ice

Speed skating is an exciting athletic event that is practiced on two-lane oval tracks, 400-meters long. One of the most physically challenging...

Springboard Diving

One of the most popular events in swimming competitions is springboard diving. Using specially designed diving boards that are secured at one end...

Squash

Squash is a fast-paced indoor racquet sport that has its origins in the 1930s. Squash is similar to racquetball, except that it makes use of all...

Squats

Squats are a compound exercise to work the glutes, hips, quads and hamstrings.

Stair climbing

Stair climbing exercises may be undertaken by stepping up and down a flight of stairs, or using a stair climbing machine. Stair climbing engages...

Stair Step Machine - general

Exercising on a stair stepping machine has become a mainstream activity at gyms and fitness clubs because of its effectiveness in burning calories....

Stairs (Walking Up & Down)

Walking up and down the stairs, even incidentally, is a great way to burn some incidental calories during the day. Taking the stairs instead...

Steeplechase (track and field)

The steeplechase originated at Oxford University in 1860 and is one of the most demanding track and field events in modern competition. Over the...

Stretching

Stretching is the process of pulling or elongating the muscles, tendons and ligaments that connect the muscles and bones of the body. As the body...

Stretching: mild, hatha yoga

Stretching exercises such as mild hatha yoga can improve muscle strength, increase flexibility and engage several key muscle groups. Mild hatha...

Surfing - body or board

If you don't know the difference between dropping in and doing a duck dive, then you're probably not a surfer. Whether you use a surfboard or...

Swimming

Swimming is a popular water exercise and sport that is appropriate for almost any fitness level. Swimming exercises may involve diving, floating...

Swimming - backstroke, general

One of the only competitive swimming events that begin in the water, the backstroke (also called the back crawl) is one of the slowest strokes in...

Swimming - breaststroke, general

The breaststroke is performed on the swimmer's breast (or stomach) with the arms employed in outsweep, insweep and recovery strokes. At the same...

Swimming - butterfly, general

The butterfly is one of the most difficult swimming strokes to master. Faster than the front crawl, the butterfly is composed of two parts: the arm...

Swimming - coaching

Coaching competitive swimmers is an exciting way to mix the thrill of competitive swimming with a lifelong career. Swimming coaches typically come...

Swimming - freestyle, moderate

Moderate freestyle swimming (also called the crawl) is probably the most efficient and popular way to swim. Most recreational swimmers who swim at...

Swimming - freestyle, vigorous

Once you've graduated from leisure swimming to a more vigorous freestyle, you've entered the world of semi-competitive, recreational swimming. Many...

Swimming - sidestroke, general

The sidestroke (also called the Trudgen or Indian stroke) is an efficient stroke that may be used in lifesaving and competitive swimming. As...

Swimming - synchronized

Synchronized swimming has its origins in the early 20th century, and is a competitive sport that can be held at the collegiate, junior, senior,...

Swimming - treading water, moderate

Treading water has applications as a leisurely swimming stroke and as an effective survival technique. It also is used as a primary mode of...

Swimming - treading water, vigorous

Treading water is one of the most versatile swimming strokes with many applications. In the game of water polo, players are prohibited from...

Swimming: backstroke

Swimming the backstroke is a popular form of swimming exercises that involves using the upper and lower body in a synchronized movements in order...

Swimming: breaststroke

Swimming the breaststroke is a popular swimming style that offers several advantages over other swimming exercises and techniques. The...

Swimming: butterfly

Swimming the butterfly is a popular recreational and competitive swimming technique that involves moving both arms simultaneously while moving...

Swimming: crawl, moderate, 50 yds/min

Swimming at a crawl or moderate pace of 50 yds/min is a simple technique in Europe, Canada and Australia. The crawl is considered to be one of the...

Swimming: laps, vigorous

Swimming laps in a pool at a vigorous pace requires superior athletic ability and stamina. Vigorous lap swimming exercises may include the...

Swimming: treading, moderate effort

Swimming exercises that involve treading water with moderate effort require the swimmer to maintain a vertical position while keeping their head...