Estimating Calories Burned

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How many calories do you burn throughout your day? If you want to lose weight, you need to burn off slightly more calories each day than you take in.

You can use a BMR calculator to calculate your basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy (calories) you use while at rest just to sustain basic functioning of the body's organs. Basically, if you were to lay in bed all day, this would be the number of calories you would need to take in. The more active you are, the more calories you will need. This calculator will also show you how many calories you need for your activity level. Be sure to check out the Harris Benedict Equation once you have your BMI so that you can determine your calorie intake for your activity level.

Using the Calories Burned Chart, find your activity or sport and look under your approximate weight column to see how many calories you burn for one hour of participation.

Using the Calories Burned Calculator, put in your weight and the number of minutes for each activity, and this site will help you estimate your total calories burned.