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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Not really: Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone. However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert! ...Read more

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What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

Ignore pop wisdom: Nobody's going to exercise scientifically for weight loss. It's a fact of human nature. Instead, you owe it to yourself to find something at least moderately strenuous that your physician approves, that you like, and that you can do with friends. Go crazy doing it, and get high from it. This "best heart rate" stuff is window dressing. Go get fit and have a great time doing it. ...Read more

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Is the rate at which you burn calories dependent on how fast your heart beats, will medication that makes your heart rate increase burn more calories?

Is the rate at which you burn calories dependent on how fast your heart beats, will medication that makes your heart rate increase burn more calories?

Not dependent on hr: not a bit no. For that matter diet pills that induce significant weight loss do not significantly raise metabolism. ( I try for 1000 calories out per day; studies showing m a y b e a tenth of that with drug induced metabolic effects are what I mean by NOT significant). but changing thoughts/ behaviors help. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read more

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Can 1000 calories burned cancel out 1000 calories that were eaten?

Can 1000 calories burned cancel out 1000 calories that were eaten?

Yes: It is all about the balance of calories burned vs calories consumed. ...Read more

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I have a 57 RHR. I workout 3-4 times per week and struggle to get my heart rate into an aerobic zone. I try to burn 600 calories per workout but per heart rate monitor it takes 1:30 hours. With Bradycardia is heart rate indicative of calorie burn?

I have a 57 RHR. I workout 3-4 times per week and struggle to get my heart rate into an aerobic zone.  I try to burn 600 calories per workout but per heart rate monitor  it takes 1:30 hours.  With Bradycardia is heart rate indicative of calorie burn?

Doing good: Please do not obsess about heart rate and calories burnt. If you maintain a healthy weight and exercise 150 minutes/week you are doing great. Over exercising may not be a good idea. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy?

Is a heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy?

Low pulse rate: Many very physically fit athletic people such as runners may have low testing heart rate in 40s and 50s however in older people and those not so fit may be a sign of heart disease or heart block or metabolic disease such as under active thyroid. ...Read more

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Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Most adults can: Lose weight with this calorie intake as long as calories burned exceed calories consumed. Rate of loss will be variable. ...Read more

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What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

Trick Question?: Well... If you just finished exercise at 70% pmhr, your hr is... (drumroll)... 70% pmhr. Now if you're asking about recovery, hr will generally decline to 50% pmhr within 5 minutes for most people, though it depends heavily on whether you had an anaerobic component in there too. ...Read more

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Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Beware the machines: While exercise machines attempt to alert users of calories burned and wattage acheived, the reality is unless in a sport medicine clinic, you probably are not getting accurate results. I am a strong proponent of regular exercise, and then increasing intensity and duration as tolerated. However, it is what you put in your body that is going to make the biggest difference to your fitness goals. ...Read more

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Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?

Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?

No safe shortcuts: This type of diet often makes the body angry, decreasing calories too much too quickly will send your body into starvation mode. Less calories = weight loss, but your body will become more efficient at holding onto calories, so you will gain the weight back and then some later on. Weight watchers is the safest and most consistent in my experience with thousands of people. ...Read more

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How can I calculate target heart rate?

How can I calculate target heart rate?

See below: 220 (-)your age - is the 100% usual cardio work out range is 70 - 80% of this number. ...Read more

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How many calories burned doing aquafitness based on weight?

How many calories burned doing aquafitness based on weight?

Heart rate: i would use a heart rate monitor during the exercise class. they are designed to consider your weight and heart rate activity to give you calories burned during that activity. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to calculate calories burned, using my average heart rate?

What's the best way for me to calculate calories burned, using my average heart rate?

Several calculators: There are several calculators that help you with the calories burned. See one below: http://www.Shapesense.Com/fitness-exercise/calculators/heart-rate-based-calorie-burn-calculator.Aspx most heart rate monitors give you a better evaluation of calories burned as they calculate the sum of the instantaneous calories burned over the exercise period from your weight, age etc. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more