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How much exercise is too much for a 15 year old girl? Is burning off 1000 calories a day too much?

How much exercise is too much for a 15 year old girl? Is burning off 1000 calories a day too much?

1 hour daily: For children and adolescents, they should exercise for 1 hour or more every day. It should include aerobic exercises (running) and strengthening activities (jumping, basketball, tennis). ...Read more

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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Need to know is working out everday and burning 400 calories each workout bad for a girl in her early teens?

Need to know is working out everday and burning 400 calories each workout bad for a girl in her early teens?

No: No, this does not sound excessive. There are plenty of kids out there participating in team sports who are doing just what you are describing. Having said that, i would be cautious about any workouts with excessive weights or excessive repetitions, and do not hesitate to see an orthopedist if any issues arise. ...Read more

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Am i eating enough calories? I'm a teenage girl and eat about 1, 500 calories a day and burn off about 700.

Am i eating enough calories? I'm a teenage girl and eat about 1, 500 calories a day and burn off about 700.

It depends on...: It depends on age and pubertal development. Most teen girls are still gaining weight, so the doctor can check at the annual check-up or at another visit, how the growth chart looks. A teen usually is not getting enough calories if she is below normal weight and not gaining. ...Read more

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How many calories does a 15 year old girl currently 101lbs & 5ft 2.5 inch, burning over 350 calories a day on average need in order to stay healthy?

How many calories does a 15 year old girl currently 101lbs & 5ft 2.5 inch, burning over 350 calories a day on average need in order to stay healthy?

Impossible to know: a person's calorie needs depend on a person's calories used. Active people tend to need more than relatively less active people. If you feel like you must have a count of all your daily calories in order to function, please consider seeing a doctor for evaluation of your concerns. ...Read more

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How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

Don't Worry: Each individual has unique calorie needs based on their basal metabolic rate and level of physical activity. However, calorie counting really should not be undertaken by teenagers. Teens are growing and need good nutrition. Just focus on eating balanced, healthy meals and get plenty of exercise and sleep. ...Read more

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How many calories does basketball pratice burn for girl.

How many calories does basketball pratice burn for girl.

Burning Calories: This is an impossible question to answer. It would depend on her level of fitness or not. It would depend on how high her heart rate gets and maintains for what period of time. But, it is a great form of activity for a young female. ...Read more

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For a teenage girl, about how many calories does insanity pure cardio burn?

For a teenage girl, about how many calories does insanity pure cardio burn?

It depends: Calories burned during an activity depend not only on the activity, but also on how much you weigh. "my fitness pal" is a helpful resource for a lot of things. Here's a page where you can enter these data and create an estimate: http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com/exercise/lookup. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 5'1 15 year old 98 lbs girl eat in a day? I am very active and i try to do an hour or more of exercise a day.

Focus: Whenever a young person in an apparently normal weight range, especially female, doing lots of exercise, shows a concern about calories--one must wonder about an incipient eating problem. It's always a good idea to raise these issues with a thoughtful primary care physician. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 15 year old 110lb, 5"4' girl be eating a day? And how much exercise should she be getting?

great website - : Go to www.Caloriecount.Com, open a free account, answer a few simple questions about yourself, and the site will tell you how many calories you need each day, based on your level of exercise and other factors. It's a great site - I use it myself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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16y/old girl BMI of 21.1 - I'm trying to lose weight but I'm not anorexic. Is 1000-1200 calories a day not including exercise bad for me or good?

16y/old girl BMI of 21.1 - I'm trying to lose weight but I'm not anorexic. Is 1000-1200 calories a day not including exercise bad for me or good?

More info: Definitely need more information about your weight, dietary habits, activity level, height, type of exercise, etc. I will say 1000-1200 cal per day is not very much. ...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 does a person typically burn in a day without exercise?

How many calories does a person typically burn in a day without exercise?

It varies somewhat: Depending on the extent of routine movements around your home/job, the number of calories burnt per day can vary between 1,000( during bed rest or Basal metabolic rate) to 1,500(which includes activities of daily living such as job and around your home. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should you burn a day during exercise to stay healthy?

What amount of calories should you burn a day during exercise to stay healthy?

Depends: The amount of calories a person needs to consume daily depends on a number of factors including height, weight and exercise habits. The number of calories one needs to burn is also dependent on multiple factors. Generally, a healthy exercise plan incorporates cardio and weights, and for weight loss, calories expended should exceed calories consumed. ...Read more

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

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 to find out how many calories do I eat a day when i burn 500 calories five times a day during exercise?

How to find out how many calories do I eat a day when i burn 500 calories five times a day during exercise?

Depends: What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to gain weight than you need to ear more calories than you burn. On the other hand, if you want to loose weight, than the opposite is true. Figure out you bmi and then go from there. ...Read more

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Haven't found enough research so maybe someone can help....What's the safest amount of calories to burn in a day & how much exercise is too much?

Haven't found enough research so maybe someone can help....What's the safest amount of calories to burn in a day & how much exercise is too much?

No Single Answer: There is no single answer for everyone. It depends on hwat you are doing and why. Top athletes, whose job is thier sport, may exercise, in one form or another, 12-14 hours a day. I would say for the average person, if the amount of exercise is interferring with other activities in life, then you are exercising too much. I would suggest that an hour a day would be sufficient. ...Read more

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I am taking total 500 calorie per day.how many calories I have to burn per day to loose 2 pounds per week?Or without exercise can I burn 1kg per week?

I am taking total 500 calorie per day.how many calories I have to burn per day to loose 2 pounds per week?Or without exercise can I burn 1kg per week?

500 calories a: day is dangerously low. Please see your doc for food plan changes first. We do not want you to become ill or develop an eating disorder. A nutritionist could be helpful, as can a trainer at a gym. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I exercise to burn 500 calories a day?

How can I exercise to burn 500 calories a day?

Daily activities: A good place to start would be making your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet. ...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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Is it true that even after exercise ... Our body still burns calories throughout the day?

Is it true that even  after exercise ... Our body still burns calories throughout the day?

Yes: certain type of activities lead to increased caloric burning for longer periods of time , high intensity activities like weightlifting have been shown to increase metabolism for longer amounts of time ...Read more

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If i eat 1, 200 calories a day, should I exercise until i burn all 1, 200 calories off to lose weight or will your body go into starvation and stall?

If i eat 1, 200 calories a day, should I exercise until i burn all 1, 200 calories off to lose weight or will your body go into starvation and stall?

Not necessary: Body needs some calories , to keep vital organs to function( the basal metabolic rate ) need 1500 cal. . Then it is like money in the banks , what you have , what you are putting and what you are taking. Brisk walk for 1/2 hr you will burn 200 cal , to get et rid of i lb of fat you need to burn 3500 cal . It not starvation hard work to burn reserve fat , not going to happen over night, work on it. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for a teen to be burning 1000 calories a day?

Depends: A 14 year old is probably burning more than 2000 depending on activity level. Check with your pediatrician about the child's position on growth chart and how active/slothful they are. If they are morbidly obese then diet should be considered. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could be a good calorie intake for a teen girl trying to lose weight?

Weight: Since you have not sent us any statistics it would be a good idea for you to see a doctor and find out if you really need to lose weight. ...Read more

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36 year old girl, 5ft3 tall, 217 pounds, plan to do exercise 4 times a week, light as have fibro +asthma, how many calories I need to lose weight?

36 year old girl, 5ft3 tall, 217 pounds, plan to do exercise 4 times a week,  light as have fibro +asthma, how many calories I need to lose weight?

You need more speci: You need more specifics. You can discuss with your physician. It may be 1200 to 800 calories. You need vitamins since if too low it is a vitamin deficient diet. Your physician can help guide you and have you sent to a dietician. ...Read more

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If an overweight person eats under 1200 calories daily and burns 400 to 700 calories per day with exercise compulsively, is that an eating disorder?

If an overweight person eats under 1200 calories daily and burns 400 to 700 calories per day with exercise compulsively, is that an eating disorder?

Doubt it...: You have achieved an excellent balance between calorie reduction & increased calorie utilization--this is the crux of an effective weight loss program. Congratulations to you if you can keep this up until you reach your goal weight. On the other hand, if you compulsively binge, undereat/overexercise after reaching your goal, &/or use laxatives or force vomiting then seek help for your concern. ...Read more

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I am a growing teen(girl)with a large chest and if I walk around or do work at a desk for to long I get horrendous upper back pain and it burns help?

I am a growing teen(girl)with a large chest and if I walk around or do work at a desk for to long I get horrendous upper back pain and it burns help?

Good support + more: First, large breasts need good support. Make sure to buy quality bras that fit well (one may have to get them custom made). Physical therapy and appropriate exercise can help strengthen muscles, improve posture, and maintain a healthy weight. Try over-the-counter pain relievers for bad back pain. Finally, breast reduction is an option in the future, but not while the breasts are still growing. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight I do 900 calorie burn at boot camp 4 days a week is that enough exercise in a week.Or should I add an extra day. ?

I'm trying to lose weight I do 900 calorie burn at boot camp 4 days a week is that enough exercise in a week.Or should I add an extra day. ?

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. 900 calories a day is very little intake. Go slow and be careful. See doc. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more