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TOPIC: How many are calories burned taking a shower+washing hair

 
March 10, 2013 11:06 AM
made my day
  14189675
March 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Washing you hair?

If that's the only thing you can think to do in the shower to burn calories than you've got other problems.
March 10, 2013 11:07 AM
I would kill to have hot water last an hour!!!! Geeze, what kind of tank do you have?
  16497439
March 10, 2013 11:10 AM
It depends on if you use shampoo and conditioner or the two in one stuff. It takes longer if you're rinsing and repeating.
  155522
March 10, 2013 11:10 AM
The planet would thank you if you took shorter showers flowerforyou
Edited by a_mandolin_ On March 10, 2013 11:11 AM
March 10, 2013 11:11 AM
You are brave asking this on the forums. But real answer: my fitness pal calculate stuff like this in your average calories burned per day, which you can see under goals. anything that's not an intentional work out should not be added to your diary as calories burned because it's accounted for in daily activity calories. You can go ahead and count every calorie burned, but if you choose to eat daily activity calories back, you will see the consequences in your weight loss.
  4278121
March 10, 2013 11:13 AM
I wish my hot water lasted longer than 10 mins!! So jealous!! explode
  30846018
March 10, 2013 11:14 AM
All I know is I get a major calorie burn whenever I flat iron my luscious locks.

I don't even want to guess at how many I burn in those 45 minute showers.
Edited by PhotogNerd On March 10, 2013 11:15 AM
March 10, 2013 11:15 AM
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The planet would thank you if you took shorter showers flowerforyou
March 10, 2013 11:15 AM
How much is your water bill? I would not take a shower that long out of plain cheapness. Oh and there is no way my hot water would last that long.
  3573707
March 10, 2013 11:15 AM
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Not enough to be worth worrying about.


This.

Were you planning eating them back?
  4822651
March 10, 2013 11:16 AM
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I would kill to have hot water last an hour!!!! Geeze, what kind of tank do you have?


^^^I was thinking that too!

To answer you honestly I would say anywhere between 50-150 calories depending on what you are doing, if you are alone, and the temperature of the water.

I on the other hand am lucky if I can not only shower but wash my face, my hair (on my head), and shave without running out of hot water and that's if I am going at a super fast speed. That's also if I haven't done any laundry or ran the dishwasher LOL.

Here is the first site I found about calories burned while showering.

http://www.weightlossblogger.org/2010/02/taking-shower-burns-calories.html

"As ridiculous as it seems, taking a shower really does burn calories, and a decent amount of calories at that. It's actually a good, low impact, exercise.

If you're already at your optimum weight, you might not get much benefit from standing in a shower, but if you're overweight, you'll be surprised at how many calories you can burn taking a shower.

Here's how many calories are burned taking a shower...


•A 150 pound person can burn about 75 calories in a 15 minute shower.

•A 200 pound person can burn about 100 calories in a 15 minute shower.

•A 250 pound person can burn about 120 calories in a 15 minute shower.

•A 300 pound person can burn about 140 calories in a 15 minute shower.

The calories are doubled for a 30 minute shower.

The reason is because a shower requires standing, and because to wash your body you're having to move your arms and stretch yourself. All the while, the muscles in your legs are constantly flexing to maintain balance.

On top of that, the few minutes you spend drying yourself off with a towel is the same low impact exercise of standing, moving your arms, and stretching."
  13770994
March 10, 2013 11:20 AM
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I don't think standing still under a stream of water burns that many calories. Unless you are vigorously masturbating in there, then go ahead and log it.


it had to be said hahaha



This would explain why she's in there for an hour......
Edited by funhouse77 On March 10, 2013 11:21 AM
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March 10, 2013 11:28 AM
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I don't think standing still under a stream of water burns that many calories. Unless you are vigorously masturbating in there, then go ahead and log it.


it had to be said hahaha




This would explain why she's in there for an hour......


Gotta LOVE the shower massager
Edited by tiarew On March 10, 2013 11:29 AM
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March 10, 2013 11:30 AM
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I have thick, curly hair that I was told to comb with my fingers in the shower. It takes a while.


Perhaps a brazilian is on order?


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  11614737
March 10, 2013 11:36 AM
Just think of all the weight you will lose when you aren't covered in dirt.
March 10, 2013 11:39 AM
How many calories do you burn during Showering, toweling off (standing)?
Calories Burned: 160 calories per hour


Enter your information to get an estimate of how many calories you burn.


Weight: 107 (pounds)
Height: 64 (inches)
Age: 30 (years)
Sex: Female

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March 10, 2013 11:39 AM
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I have thick, curly hair that I was told to comb with my fingers in the shower. It takes a while.


Perhaps a brazilian is on order?


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OP I have curly thick hair too (see pic) and it doesn't take me that long noway I think I'd kill myself if I had to stay in that long
  37100208
March 10, 2013 11:40 AM
This is a great question.
March 10, 2013 11:49 AM
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Hotter the water = more calories burned.


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  39185807
March 10, 2013 11:51 AM
Well, it depends on whether i'm alone or not.
March 10, 2013 12:54 PM
I think most HR monitors aren't to be used for accuracy below a certain heart rate so check your manual.
  7315460
March 10, 2013 2:49 PM
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I don't think it's such a ridiculous question... I've got meter long hair (almost 44 inches I believe), and it's quite some work to wash it, get knots and other crap out and finally dry it. But, meh, I guess you can still count that as daily activity :P


I have long hair. I have curly hair at that. If it took me THAT long daily, I would hack it all off.
March 10, 2013 2:52 PM
When do you actually have time to workout with all that shampooing going on?
March 10, 2013 2:58 PM
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All I know is I get a major calorie burn whenever I flat iron my luscious locks.


I get burns from flat-ironing, too, but they aren't the caloric kind. sad

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