Calorie burn and Juggling
People who have never tried juggling sometimes find it hard to believe, but juggling anything continuously is actually a pretty good cardio exercise, that has the added benefit of NOT feeling like exercise at all – because it is so much fun.
You can use calorielab.com to roughly calculate the amount of calories you burn while juggling. You’ll find that the average adult can burn up to 270 calories pr. hour.
As it turns out, you actually burn more calories juggling for 1 hour than you do by walking for the same amount of time 🙂
The estimates from calorielab is for juggling a standard 3-ball cascade using balls of regular weight (about 120 grams), thus using heavier balls that require more energy to throw will also result in a higher overall calorie burn.
Below is an estimate for a person weighing about 90 kg or 200 lbs.