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Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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Are calorie counters on gym equipement like treadmills accurate?

Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
6M people helped
Are calorie counters on gym equipement like treadmills accurate?

Fairly: They get close.

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Terry Simpson
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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Is a calorie counter app as reliable as a website?

Dr. Terry Simpson
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Is a calorie counter app as reliable as a website?

Calorie counters: The calorie counters are reliable - but people always underestimate their portion size. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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How precise are the calorie counters on treadmills?

Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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How precise are the calorie counters on treadmills?

It estimates: Depending on the model it may just make an estimate based on speed and slope fancier machines will input your weight, age, rest pulse as well and monitor your heart rate as well. Which can give you a fair estimate but still far from exact. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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How precise are the calorie counters on treadmills and cardio equipment?

Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
1M people helped

Depends: It varies from completely inaccurate estimate to calculators with input for age wt, rest pulse etc. That have fair accuracy. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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Do you think I should add calories burned from sleeping in my calorie counter?

Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
218K people helped
Do you think I should add calories burned from sleeping in my calorie counter?

Yes: Yes, you do burn calories when you are asleep. Actually, you burn more calories sleeping than watching tv. But do check on your calorie counter to see if it already calculates for the basal metabolic rate, which is just the minimum calories burned for simply being alive. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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Are livestrong's exercise calories accurate?

Dr. Wenjay Sung
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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Are livestrong's exercise calories accurate?

Estimates: They provide estimates based on time, weight, age, and fitness level. It still varies based on individual. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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How accurate are exercise machines in terms of calculating the calories you have burned if you input your weight and age?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Reasonably accurate: The machines are reasonably accurate.

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
34 years in practice
637K people helped
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Is it possible to accurately measure how many calories you burn during an activity or exercise?

Dr. Charles Breaux
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
34 years in practice
637K people helped
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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Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
5M people helped
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Are the calorie estimates from a nutrition label accurate?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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Are the calorie estimates from a nutrition label accurate?

Yes: they are accurate but pay attention to portion size. It may say 150 calories for chocolate milk, but tell you that there are two portions in the bottle. ...Read more

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