Enter your weight and the time spent pulling weeds into the calculator to estimate the calories burned during this activity.

Calories Burned Pulling Weeds Formula

The formula to estimate the calories burned while pulling weeds is as follows:

Calories Burned = (Weight in pounds * MET * Time in minutes) / 60


  • Weight is the person’s weight in pounds.
  • MET is the Metabolic Equivalent of Task, which is a unit that estimates the energy used by the body during physical activity, compared to resting metabolism. For pulling weeds, the MET is approximately 4.0.
  • Time is the duration of the activity in minutes.

To calculate the calories burned, multiply the person’s weight by the MET value for pulling weeds and the time spent on the activity, then divide by 60.

What Does Pulling Weeds Involve?

Pulling weeds is a common gardening activity that involves removing unwanted plants from gardens, lawns, and agricultural fields. It is a moderate physical activity that can help burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

How to Calculate Calories Burned Pulling Weeds?

The following steps outline how to calculate the calories burned while pulling weeds:

  1. First, determine your weight in pounds.
  2. Next, determine the time you spent pulling weeds in minutes.
  3. Use the MET value for pulling weeds (approximately 4.0).
  4. Insert the values into the formula to calculate the calories burned.
  5. Use the calculator above to verify your results.

Example Problem:

Let’s say you weigh 150 pounds and you spent 30 minutes pulling weeds. Using the MET value of 4.0, the calculation would be:

Calories Burned = (150 * 4.0 * 30) / 60 = 300 calories