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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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How many calories (on average) does a female body (mid 30ties) burn a day without taking exercise into consideration. I'm a size 4 and 5'2 ?

How many calories (on average) does a female body (mid 30ties) burn a day without taking exercise into consideration. I'm a size 4 and 5'2 ?

ExRx.net calculator: There is a BMR calculator at exrx.Net and for sedentary lifestyle BMR for females at your height is 1200 calories. For activity you can go 200 cal for light workout, 300 for moderate and unto 500 cal for heavy workout. ...Read more

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How many calories burned to lose a pound from exercise?

How many calories burned to lose a pound from exercise?

3500 calories: Congratulations on asking and trying to lose weight. But don't forget that, if you go for a smoothie or to the bakery afterward, you can put back on that pound or more. ...Read more

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How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

230-370/hour: Depends on your weight and how rigorus the stretching is. A char of calories per hour by activity available multiple websites: http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/activitylist4.Htm. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can burn as many calories as running?

What kind of exercise can burn as many calories as running?

Any!: It all depends on how long you do an exercise and at what intensity level. Walking, swimming, biking, yoga, etc. Are all great exercises. There are some good tables online which list average calories burned per hour and you can compare. Doing different exercises is a good way to get overall health. ...Read more

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How many calories does a 16 year old male burn in a day, if he doesn't exercise?

BMR varies: The basal metabolic rate for any individual (the number of calories needed to maintain a stable weight) depends primarily on age, height and current weight. Confounding the equation is if he is still growing. So it is impossible to say without having specific information. ...Read more

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How much time does it take doing moderate exercise in order to burn 3, 500 calories?

9 hrs: While the time will vary with size and exercise intensity, walking one mile will burn approx 100 cal if one were to extrapolate that, it would take 9 hrs to burn 3500 cal. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


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