The kinetic energy of a body is given by the formula:
kinetic energy (J) = ½ × mass × velocity² KE = ½mv² (Mass and velocity in kg and m/s respectively).
e.g. A 36kg boy is running at 3 m/s. His KE is:
KE = ½mv² KE = ½ × 36 × 3² KE = 18 × 9 KE = 162 J
Again KE is energy, so must be in joules (J).