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* Always consult your doctor before commencing a weight loss program. This tool is not relevant to children or pregnant women.
Exercise Calorie Calculator Help - Information
The calories burned calculator calculates an estimate of the number of calories burned for a wide range of activities. Enter your weight and the duration of exercise, click the calculate button and the calculator will calculate the calories burned.
The calculations are based on the activities Metabolic Equivalent (MET). This is an estimate of how much energy an activity burns as a multiple of an individuals resting metabolic rate (RMR). One MET is considered the energy expended at rest, while an exercise that was, say, 5 METs would expend approximately 5 times the energy than in a resting state.
It is common to use METs to estimate an individuals energy consumption during an activity through the equation:
Calories expended (kcal) = METs x (Weight in Kg) x (Duration in Hours)
The calculator allows you to total the energy expended during a number of activities. Simply click the "Add to Total" link next to the exercise once the calories have be computed. This will add this exercise to a list of exercises at the top to be added to a total calorie expenditure and the total calories of your added activities as well as their total duration will be displayed. You can also remove exercises from your total once added.
When using this calculator, it is important not to add the calories here to your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or the related estimate of the number of calories you burn a day from our calorie calculator, as the energy expenditure here includes your resting metabolic rate for the duration of the exercise.
This calories burned calculator is used to produce an estimate of the number of calories burned in various activities, however these estimates are based on the findings of experiments that generalize accross people. A given individuals energy expenditure may vary from that shown due to the persons individual characteristics as well as the intensity of your exercise.
You can get this calculator for your phone with our iPhone and Android calorie calculator app.
Much of the research for this calorie calculator was based on the Wikipedia entry on Metabolic Equivalent. The MET values for this calculator were adopted from the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities
Disclaimer: Please understand that these calculations are based on scientific formulas that generalize between people, and as such may not be relevant in all cases. Additionally, this calorie calculator is not applicable to children or pregnant women. Always consult your doctor before commencing a weight loss program.