# Top 10 Doctor insights on: Is There Machine That Counts Calories

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## 1 Can you tell me how reliable are exercise machines that measure calories?

Not at all: Remember there are so many factors that go into an accurate calculation of caloric expenditure, expect that the number reported from a machine may be 20% of more off. Why so high, remember that most machines actually include your resting metabolic rate in the numbers reported(which is the number of calorie your body uses just to survive), on top of the estimated calories burned during exercise. ...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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## 2 How accurate are exercise machines in terms of calculating the calories you have burned if you input your weight and age?

Reasonably accurate: The machines are reasonably accurate.

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## 3 Is there any machine that calculates the calorie by weight?

Not that I know: 3500cal is equivalent to 1 lb.

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## 4 Can the elliptical machine really work at burning calories?

Definitely: An elliptical machine engages many different muscle groups at the same time. This is good for achieving an effective work-out, and yes a calorie-burning effort. For similar reasons, swimming is also an excellent form of exercise. ...Read more

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## 5 What are the ways that exercise machines calculate the amount of calories burned?

By a formula: Typically you would punch in your gender and age at the beginning. Depending on the type of exercise, there is estimates for the amount of calories burned per minute- for example, it may be that a certain treadmill reports that at a 4% incline at 4.5mph for a 38 year old male may burn 7 calories per minute (as an example only) this is all estimated; individual results will vary. ...Read more

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## 6 How many calories would a 200lb male burn while using an eliptical machine for 30mins?

Around 516: There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight and how long you do the activity, such as this one from healthstatus: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/cbc if you plug in your numbers, you get 516 calories burned. ...Read more

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## 7 What is the best way to determine calories burned in an activity? Is it best to be hooked up to some "calorie" machine while exercising?

Calorie counts: There are charts available on line that provide approximate calorie calculations for various activities. ...Read more

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## 8 Can anyone tell me what burns calories faster cycling, running, or the elliptical machine?

Running: Running because the activity involves moving your body weight against gravity ...Read more

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## 9 Hello doc i just want to conform if stepper machine good for burning calories sharply? I use it 15 minutes a day

Step Machine: This is a great way to burn calories. Keep the bar high. Work hard. ...Read more

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## 10 Elliptical machines says I've burned 500 calories. But I am not sweating at all. Is this possible? Am I still burning calories/fat?

Not necessarily: The complex formula for energy expended during a routine activity is most often incorrect. It is good for a relative reading on you from time to time doing the same thing. Much depends on your weight, height, ambient temperature, speed and conditioning to begin with. Use the number for comparison on the same machine for only your body. ...Read more