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Let's take a look at this chart. What do you see? What is this chart about? Well, I can see the title is about calories used by a 154 pound man. I see a list of activities on the left and I see some numbers on the right. I can tell that those numbers match up with either 1 hour or 30 minutes.

Approximate calories used by a 154 pound man
Moderate physcial activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Hiking370185
Light gardening/yard work330165
Dancing330165
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)330165
Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)290145
Weight training (general light workout)220110
Stretching18090
Vigorous physical activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)590295
Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)590295
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)510255
Aerobics480240
Walking (4.5 miles per hour)460230
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)440220
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)440220
Basketball (vigorous)440220

Activities

Which moderate physical activity would burn the most calories?

What if I asked you what moderate physical activity would burn the most calories? Where would you need to look? Click next when you are ready.

Approximate calories used by a 154 pound man
Moderate physcial activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Hiking370185
Light gardening/yard work330165
Dancing330165
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)330165
Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)290145
Weight training (general light workout)220110
Stretching18090
Vigorous physical activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)590295
Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)590295
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)510255
Aerobics480240
Walking (4.5 miles per hour)460230
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)440220
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)440220
Basketball (vigorous)440220

Activities

Which moderate physical activity would burn the most calories?

First, I would look for the words moderate physical activity on the chart.

Approximate calories used by a 154 pound man
Moderate physcial activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Hiking370185
Light gardening/yard work330165
Dancing330165
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)330165
Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)290145
Weight training (general light workout)220110
Stretching18090
Vigorous physical activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)590295
Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)590295
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)510255
Aerobics480240
Walking (4.5 miles per hour)460230
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)440220
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)440220
Basketball (vigorous)440220

Activities

Which moderate physical activity would burn the most calories?

Next, I would look for where to find calories burned in one hour (not 30 minutes).

Approximate calories used by a 154 pound man
Moderate physcial activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Hiking370185
Light gardening/yard work330165
Dancing330165
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)330165
Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)290145
Weight training (general light workout)220110
Stretching18090
Vigorous physical activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)590295
Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)590295
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)510255
Aerobics480240
Walking (4.5 miles per hour)460230
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)440220
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)440220
Basketball (vigorous)440220

Activities

Which moderate physical activity would burn the most calories?

Finally, I would need to determine which of the numbers was the highest, showing most calories burned in one hour. So, the answer is Hiking burns the most calories per hour at 370 calories burned each hour.

Approximate calories used by a 154 pound man
Moderate physcial activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Hiking370185
Light gardening/yard work330165
Dancing330165
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)330165
Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)290145
Weight training (general light workout)220110
Stretching18090
Vigorous physical activities:In 1 hourIn 30 minutes
Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)590295
Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)590295
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)510255
Aerobics480240
Walking (4.5 miles per hour)460230
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)440220
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)440220
Basketball (vigorous)440220

Exercise

Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time, shorter bursts of activity will not have the same health benefits. For example, walking the dog for 10 minutes before and after work or adding a 10 minute walk at lunchtime can add to your weekly goal. Mix it up. Swim, take a yoga class, garden or lift weights. To be ready anytime, keep some comfortable clothes and a pair of walking or running shoes in the car and at the office.

Take a few minutes to read this paragraph about health and click next when ready.

Exercise

Based on the paragraph, which of the following exercise plans would have the greatest health benefit?

  1. Juan lifts weights 4 times daily for 5 minutes each time.
  2. Sam runs up and down the stairs at his home 5 times daily for 5 minutes each time.
  3. Jacob walks ten minutes a day during his breaks at work five times a week.

Exercise

Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time, shorter bursts of activity will not have the same health benefits. For example, walking the dog for 10 minutes before and after work or adding a 10 minute walk at lunchtime can add to your weekly goal. Mix it up. Swim, take a yoga class, garden or lift weights. To be ready anytime, keep some comfortable clothes and a pair of walking or running shoes in the car and at the office.

The main idea of this paragraph tells us that we should do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time to get the greatest health benefit.

Exercise

Based on the paragraph, which of the following exercise plans would have the greatest health benefit?

  1. Juan lifts weights 4 times daily for 5 minutes each time.
  2. Sam runs up and down the stairs at his home 5 times daily for 5 minutes each time.
  3. Jacob walks ten minutes a day during his breaks at work five times a week.

Jacob was the only person doing 10 minutes of activity; therefore, he had the greatest health benefits.

Exercise

Based on the paragraph, which of the following exercise plans would the author recommend?

  1. Shirley walks 20 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  2. Monique walks 20 minutes Monday and Wednesday and swims 20 minutes Friday and Sunday.
  3. Leslie walks 20 minutes Monday, swims 20 minutes Friday, and rides her bicycle 20 minutes Saturday and Sunday.

Exercise

Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time, shorter bursts of activity will not have the same health benefits. For example, walking the dog for 10 minutes before and after work or adding a 10 minute walk at lunchtime can add to your weekly goal. Mix it up. Swim, take a yoga class, garden or lift weights. To be ready anytime, keep some comfortable clothes and a pair of walking or running shoes in the car and at the office.

The author wants the reader to do a variety of exercises.

Exercise

Based on the paragraph, which of the following exercise plans would the author recommend?

  1. Shirley walks 20 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  2. Monique walks 20 minutes Monday and Wednesday and swims 20 minutes Friday and Sunday.
  3. Leslie walks 20 minutes Monday, swims 20 minutes Friday, and rides her bicycle 20 minutes Saturday and Sunday.

Review

For your GED exam, you will be asked to evaluate both visual information and written information.

You may be asked to look at a chart like the calories chart we just saw and analyze the information.

  • Remember to look at the title of the chart and get a good understanding of what the chart is about before answering the questions.

You may need to read a passage like our paragraph about exercise and analyze the information.

  • Remember to only use the information given to you in the passage---do not go by your own opinions.