Calories Chopping Wood, Splitting Logs
The compendium of physical activities (2011 version) indicates that chopping wood, splitting logs at moderate effort has a MET value of 4.5, and 6.3 at the vigorous effort.
Approximate calories used (burned) by a 150-pound (68kg) man
|METs value||Per Minute||30 Minutes||1 Hour|
|chopping wood, splitting logs, moderate effort||4.5||5.35||160||321|
|chopping wood, splitting logs, vigorous effort||6.3||7.50||225||450|
We can get the number of calories using this formula:
Calories burned chopping wood, splitting logs per minute = METs x 3.5 x (your body weight in kilograms) / 200;
For example, a 165-lbs (about 74.8 kg) person, chopping wood, splitting logs at moderate effort (4.5 METs) will burn around 5.89 (4.5 x 3.5 x 165 x 0.45359237 /200) calories per minute, and he can expect to burn around 177 calories in 30 minutes of chopping wood, splitting logs.
Chopping wood, splitting logs at vigorous effort will burn more calories at the same time because of the higher MET value (6.3 METs).
The man will burn up to approximately 247 calories in 30 minutes of chopping wood, splitting logs at the vigorous effort.
Calories Burned Chopping Wood: 0 Kcal
Benefits of Chopping Wood, Splitting Logs
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 150 min per week of moderate physical activities (>3 METs) (or 75 min/week of vigorous-intensity physical activities(>6 METs), or the equivalent of a mixture of these two activities) has been recognized as a minimum dosage of activity that needs to be archived for overall health benefits.
So Chopping Wood is a good exercise in daily life.