Calorie Burning

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Calorie Burning

If you see that a given aerobic exercise burns a certain amount of calories, e.g., running a mile burns 100 calories, be aware that the number is usually based on a 70 kg (154 lb) man. If you weigh more than that you will burn more calories for the same aerobic activity, and if you are lighter you will burn fewer calories.



6/9/2007 6:04:01 AM
Kenneth Raney said:

Periodiocally I check these excercise tips and usually find them to be very helpful.
The site is very helpful.
Thanks, Ken

6/9/2007 10:09:32 PM
Mondini said:

Now this is very interesting. I wondered why the correct weight should be programmed in the activity before you hit start. Now I know. Thanks for the vital information :-)

6/11/2007 10:09:12 AM
Maria said:

wow this is very interesting i did not know this tib bit of information. now i am going to run more often

6/27/2007 7:49:13 PM
christine said:

hi, there! if running a mile is burning 100 calories, how many calories should i burn to lose 1 kg of my body weight? Does my question make sense or is it true that to lose 1 kg of body fat, one need to use 39,000kJ of energy?

11/19/2008 9:26:47 AM
Nicholas Frank said:

To lose one pound of body weight one must burn 3,500 calories (whether from less eating, more moving, or both).


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