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May 15, 2011 10:28 PM
How many Calories do you burn during preachingbigsmile
May 15, 2011 10:32 PM
Fire and brimstone preaching burns the most.
May 15, 2011 10:34 PM
I guarantee my pastor burns a ton! If you're a pastor, maybe wear a HRM one Sunday and figure it out using that as a guideline?
May 15, 2011 10:34 PM
Depends are you full of the Spirit? I know when I am going I can burn up to 600-800 calories, that includes praise and worship.
May 15, 2011 10:37 PM
the pentacostal/holiness ones that "whoop" and "shout" (dance, not scream loud lol) burn the most
May 16, 2011 5:18 PM
Well I am BaptiCostal I absoulutely shout move and never stand behind the pulpit. I am sure it is a lbunch of calories. I need to get a HRM I guess and find out. Was hoping someone had tested and knew what kind of numbers we are looking at.
Edited by johnnythebaptist On May 16, 2011 5:20 PM
May 16, 2011 6:33 PM
I love that you asked this question. Totally made me smile.
August 14, 2011 12:57 PM
I've searched the net and can's find an answer yet either. I do think that coaching sports may be similar in calorie burn... maybe a little on the lighter side though. I'm probably more active than most coaches. What do you think?

Also, according to theatrical acting burns 332 Calories per hour, for a 240 lbs man. Preaching requires much of the same energy and posture as acting - so this may be close.
October 14, 2012 5:37 AM
I was wondering the same thing. I am a Pentecostal pastor and have a very energetic and evangelistic preaching style. I don't know the answer to this question, but I've noticed when dieting, if I preach two 30 minute sermons on Sunday and keep my calorie intake the same as any other day, I generally lose 1.5 - 2.0 pounds that day. This is about the same as when I when I use my riding lawn mower for 90 minutes and push mow for 30 minutes. I do up my water intake by about 40 ounces on Sunday and eat light foods if any before I preach. I'm 50 years old, 5 feet 11 inches and weigh 236 right now. If anyone knows a formula to figure this out, let me know. Blessings, Pastor Hayes
October 14, 2012 12:51 PM
One more minister checking in-- although "binding and rebuking" probably involves more aerobic exercise...I think the general preaching and worship leadership would probably be similar to calories burned "teaching, leading, mentoring" so maybe try this site:
August 11, 2013 7:18 PM
Who would I ask about this? Who would calculate this? I'm a kids pastor I do crazy worship and stand all morning.
August 11, 2013 7:23 PM

Who would I ask about this? Who would calculate this? I'm a kids pastor I do crazy worship and stand all morning.

Meh, it's part of your regular life. You don't r e a l l y get extra credit for work.

This thread is over two years old...funny when they pop back up.

Just log actual planned Exercise - not stuff you were already doing.


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