This basic calorie burn calculator can tell you how many calories you waste doing various physical activities in the amount of time you want to test. Discover below the form the list of activities that appear in the form as well as what are calories and how many you need to burn to lose one pound of weight.

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## How does the basic calorie burn calculator work?

This useful tool estimates the number of calories you burn while doing a series of activities from walking to gymnastics and many more. In order to receive a personalized determination that takes account of your body mass and of the time you spend doing the activity, you will need to input your weight in either kg or lbs and to add the minutes of activity. As an advice, you can put 30 minutes and see how many calories does a half an hour of work burn.

This basic calorie burn calculator works as a counter for a variety of activities and the ones you will receive in your result are put in the following table:

 Aerobics: high impact Circuit Training: general House cleaning Aerobics: low impact Cycling Ice Skating Aerobics: water Football: competitive Martial Arts Basketball Football: touch, flag, general Racquetball Beach volleyball Frisbee Rock Climbing Bicycling: 12-13.9 mph Gardening Rollerblade Skating Bicycling: 14-15.9 mph Golf Rope Jumping Bicycling: BMX or mountain Gymnastics Running (cross-country) Boxing Handball Sex Children's Games Hiking Shoveling snow Chopping & Splitting Wood Horseback Riding Skiing (cross-country) Skiing (downhill) Tennis Water Polo Stair Step Machine Volleyball Water Skiing Swimming Walking Weight Lifting: general

Please note that this calculation cannot replace a professional medical advice because the results are for illustrative purposes. In this respect if you are planning an aggressive fitness program, better consult a doctor in advance.

## What are calories?

Calories measure the energy our body needs to function properly. Human body needs an optimal amount of daily calories to be burned this amount depends on the weight, height, daily activities and many other factors. The calorie sources for our bodies come from what we eat and what we drink. Besides having diet plan which means to have a proper daily nutrition, the balance between the calories burned and the calories taken from food and drinks should be carefully managed.

## How to burn calories?

If you are wondering how to burn calories, the answer is easy: just be alive, walk, run, make some sports, be active! The more calories you need to burn, the more you will probably need to do more activities. How many calories to burn one pound? In order to lose one pound of weight you have to burn around 3,500 calories.

## Example calculation and result

These are some of the values given in the result while employing one of the measurement tabs.

A) By using the English tab, results for a person weighing 128 lbs aiming to exercise for 30 minutes:

 Activity Calories per 30 min Basketball 246 Bicycling: BMX 261 Children's Games 154 Football: competitive 276 Gardening 138 Gymnastics 123 Horseback Riding 123 Racquetball 307 Rock Climbing 338 Skiing (downhill) 184 Stair Step Machine 184 Tennis 215 Volleyball 92 Walking 123

B) By using the Metric tab, results for a person weighing 78 kg aiming to exercise for 20 minutes:

 Activity Calories per 20 min Aerobics: low impact 137 Bicycling: 12-13.9 mph 200 Boxing 225 Cycling 175 Frisbee 75 Gardening 112 Golf 137 Gymnastics 100 Housecleaning 87 Racquetball 250 Rollerblade Skating 175 Swimming 150 Tennis 175 Walking 100

## Reference

Harvard Medical School. Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights. Harvard Heart Letter, Harvard Health Publications

02 Dec, 2014