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Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture

PART E: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO DIETARY GUIDANCE

Table E-6. Kcals/Hour Expended in Common Physical Activities

Moderate Physical Activity Kcals/hr for a 154 lb person1
Hiking
367
Light gardening/yard work
331
Dancing
331
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)
331
Bicycling (<10 mph)
294
Walking (3.5 mph)
279
Weight lifting (general light workout)
220
Stretching
184
Vigorous Physical Activity Kcals/hr for a 154-lb person1
Running/jogging (5 mph)
588
Bicycling (>10 mph)
588
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)
514
Aerobics
478
Walking (4.5 mph)
464
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)
441
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)
441
Basketball (vigorous)
441

1For a 154-lb individual, calories burned per hour will be higher for persons who weigh more than 154 lbs and lower for persons who weigh less.

NHANES 1999-2000

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Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction

C. Methodology

D. Science Base
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  • Section 1. Aiming To Meet Nutrient Intake Recommendations
     
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  • Text
     
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  • Tables
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  • Section 2. Energy
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  • Section 3. Discretionary Calories
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  • Section 4. Fats
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  • Section 5. Carbohydrates
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  • Section 6. Selected Food Groups
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  • Section 7. Fluid and Electrolytes
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  • Section 8. Ethanol
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  • Section 9. Food Safety
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  • Section 10. Major Conclusions

    E.  Translating the Science into Dietary Guidance
        
  • Text
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  • Tables and Figures
  • F.  Research Recommendations

    G. Appendices
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  • Glossary
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  • Description of USDA Analyses
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  • Summary Tables from Systematic Review
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  • IOM Tables
    (Institute of Medicine tables referenced in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report are available at http://www.nap.edu)
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  • History of Dietary Guidelines
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  • Summary of Recommendations
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  • Biographical Sketches of DGAC Members
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  • Acknowledgements

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