Activity Calculator

How many calories should you burn to lose weight?

Calories Burned Calculator
Your weight

In order to lose a pound must burn 3,500 calories.
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Some fun exercise options:

  • aerobics (classes)
  • basketball
  • bicycling
  • circuit training
  • football
  • golf
  • housework
  • inline skating
  • rowing machine
  • soccer
  • jumping rope
  • elliptical machine
  • swimming
  • weight training
  • walking

If you're trying to lose weight and are following a balanced meal plan, the other part of your weight loss plan is to make sure you're exercising regularly. It doesn't really matter what form of exercise you incorporate into your lifestyle, as long as you are getting your heart rate up and are enjoying yourself. If you don't like the exercise you're doing, chances are you won't do it very often.

The amount of calories you burn during physical activity, (including those that you continue to burn after exercise) is determined by your body size, level of fitness, and intensity of your workout. Everyone is different, so different people will burn different amounts of calories while performing the same task.

The Activity Calculator will give you an average idea of how many calories you will burn during your chosen exercise. This number is an estimation only, as it is difficult to measure an exact exertion level. This calculator provides a better estimate than the reading on a typical exercise machine such as a treadmill or exercise bike. Those don't take into account your body size or exercise intensity. Although all calculations are estimations, this calculator is a better determining factor.

Simply enter your weight (in either pounds or kilograms), then choose the activity you performed from the drop-down menu. Finally, enter the approximate distance you covered (in kilometers, yards, miles or meters) to discover just how many calories you burned doing your favorite activities.

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, you should aim to participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five times a week. If you think about it, 30 minutes a day is really not that much time to devote to something that will benefit you and your overall health.

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