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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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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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How many extra calories does the Atkins diet burn? I know that fat is burned instead of carbs on the Atkins diet, but how does that change the amount of calories burned?

How many extra calories does the Atkins diet burn? I know that fat is burned instead of carbs on the Atkins diet, but how does that change the amount of calories burned?

Less calories: The important thing about the atkins diet is that you eat very little carbohydrate. As a result you eat more fat. For most people, fat is more satisfying in terms of feeling full than carbs. As a result you eat fewer calories overall and lose weight. Also, when fat is burned it produces ketones. These suppress your appetite as well. The amount of calories burned depends on your activity. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories will i burn by going on my exercise bike 2 hours a day?

What is the amount of calories will i burn by going on my exercise bike 2 hours a day?

It depends ...: On how much you weigh and how fast you spin or bike. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight, such as this one from healthstatus: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/cbc use the "bicycling" or "spinning" categories. ...Read more

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Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburnedcycling.htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more

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How to find out how many calories does a stationary cardio bike burn?

How to find out how many calories does a stationary cardio bike burn?

Depends: It depends on the speed you are peddling at and the resistance or grade you are using. Many of the newer bikes have a built in calorie burn calculator. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to exercise to burn 150 calories?

Can't give you a: Specific response because that is determined by your weight, your exertion level & the type of exercise being done. Even age and muscle mass can play a role. You can plug into an exercise calorie calculator on- line to get a rough idea. They have listings for a variety of different exercises. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories, do you burn when you go bike riding for a hour?

How to figure out how many calories, do you burn when you go bike riding for a hour?

It depends: The number of calories you burn cycling depends on your weight and how long and how fast you bike. You can find calculators on the internet to help you out, such as this one from bicycling magazine: http://www.Bicycling.Com/caloriemain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to accurately measure how many calories you burn during an activity or exercise?

Is it possible to accurately measure how many calories you burn during an activity or exercise?

It depends ...: On how much you weigh, the activity you pursue, and how long you do it. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight, such as this one from healthstatus: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/cbc. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

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