How Many Calories You Burn Having Sex, Eating Pizza and Smoking a Cigarette

By Casey Chan on at

The best thing about the Nike Fuelband is that it can keep track of any activity you do. Yes, any. You know what that means, right? Let's find out how many calories we burn and how much Nikefuel we earn doing totally normal everyday things.

For reference, Nike considers a 3,000 Nikefuel day to be an 'active' day with a 2,000 Nikefuel day being a 'normal' day. On to the numbers!


  • Brushing Your Teeth: 17 Calories, 47 Nikefuel
  • Eating Pizza: 8 Calories, 23 Nikefuel
  • Washing Dishes: 30 Calories, 86 Nikefuel
  • Sending a Text: 0 Calories, 1 Nikefuel
  • Shaking My Arm Up and Down for 30 Seconds: 9 calories, 26 Nikefuel
  • Smoking a Cigarette: 8 Calories, 21 Nikefuel
  • Walking Up 4 Flights of Stairs: 7 calories, 19 Nikefuel
  • Taking a Shower: 60 Calories, 169 Nikefuel
  • Using the Toilet (#1): 2 Calories, 6 Nikefuel
  • Using the Toilet (#2): 10 Calories, 31 Nikefuel
  • Sleeping: 25 Calories, 79 Nikefuel
  • Masturbating: 82 Calories, 231 Nikefuel
  • Having Sex: 179 Calories, 514 Nikefuel
  • A Night Out Drinking: 463 Calories, 1303 Nikefuel
  • A Night Out I Don't Remember: 1129 Calories, 3320 Nikefuel
  • Being Hungover: 102 Calories, 292 Nikefuel

So of all the activities, walking up four flights of stairs is easily the worst deal you can get wearing a Nike Fuelband while going out and partying seems to score you the most bang for your buck.

Curious about any other activity? Let me know and I'll try and test it out.