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How Many Calories Are Burned While Playing Dodgeball?

By Pam Murphy ; Updated July 18, 2017

Dodgeball isn't just kids play. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list dodgeball as a moderate-intensity workout for adults, too. The longer you play, the more calories you burn.


Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise makes you breathe faster and sweat a little. If you can talk in short sentences during an activity, but not sing a song, this indicates moderate exertion.


Dodgeball burns about 75 calories in 25 minutes and 150 calories in 50. This is based on exertion at three times the effort of sitting quietly.

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The more you move during a game of dodgeball, the more calories you can burn. If you play with a small number of people, for example, you may have to move faster. An especially active game of dodgeball can burn up to 150 calories in 25 minutes.

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