This calorie burn calculator helps you determine how many calories you burn during various daily activities that you can choose from. You can read more below the form about the types of activities used and why burning calories is important.


Instruction: Enter your weight in lbs or kg, choose the type of activity (you should fill in at least 1 field), enter the time in minutes for each activity and then press Calculate:
Weight: *
Activity 1:
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Activity 5:
Instruction: Enter your weight in lbs or kg, choose the type of activity (you should fill in at least 1 field), enter the time in minutes for each activity and then press Calculate:
Weight: *
Activity 1:
Activity 2:
Activity 3:
Activity 4:
Activity 5:

How does the calorie burn calculator work?

This is an easy to use tool that allows you to choose up to 5 different activities at the same time and input a different duration for each of them in order to calculate your personalized calorie burn program according to your exercise or even simple daily activities. There are two measurement tabs, English and Metric so you can choose to input your weight in either lbs or kg. You are also briefly instructed to enter the time in minutes for each activity after you select them. There are various choices as you count the calorie burn for over 100 physical activities and you can also repeat the calculation with different scenarios for as many times as you like.

Example calculation and result

These are ideas of combinations given in the result while using one of the measurement tabs. The result comprises of a table with personalized info on the calories burned as resulted from your choosing of type and duration.

  • By using the English tab, results for a person weighing 130 lbs aiming to do the activities in column A in the time in column B burns the number of calories in column C
Activity Time in min Calories burned
Bicycling- leisure 40 156
Swimming 20 125
Washing car 25 111
Rugby 30 312
Rope Jumping 10 104
Total calories burned 807
  • By using the Metric tab, results for a person weighing 84 kg aiming to do the activities in column A in the time in column B burns the number of calories in column C
Activity Time in min Calories burned
Bowling 40 170
Showering 10 59
Lifting weights 25 120
Washing dishes 15 47
Gardening 30 200
Total calories burned 597

What are calories burned?

Basically, calories burned measure the amount of energy we consume by doing different activities and even when sleeping. Calories represent units of energy and are defined as the amount of heat necessary to raise 1 g of water with one degree Celsius. The unit used in food labels is similar, the kilocalorie. Overall these are indicators of how much energy is stored while each activity has an energetic demand that determines a number of calories to be lost, burned. This demand varies with the type of activity, its intensity and the amount of time.

Here are some of the most common situations in which calories are burned:

-Walking -Elliptical exercise
-Biking -Cross fit
-Sleeping -Spinning
-Cycling -Jogging
-Standing -Breastfeeding
-Weight lifting -Exercise
-Hiking -Running
-Sex -Yoga

How can knowing calories burned help you lose weight?

Statistically, somebody has to burn up to 3,500 calories to lose one pound of weight. To continue, it would mean an expenditure of 70,000 calories to lose twenty pounds. In the same time we can talk about weight gain from the calories in foods we eat.

So the balance between calories burned and calories available can result in gaining or losing some weight. Measuring the level of calories both in foods and activities is an indicator that many people use to figure out their body weight status.

Reference

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

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