Activities Calorie Calculator for Calculating Calories Burned

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This calculator will help you to calculate the number of calories burned at various spans of time for over 800 different activities, based on the Compendium of Physical Activities: An update of activity codes and MET intensities. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2000;32 (Suppl):S498-S516.

The calories burned by activity list includes sleeping, walking, exercising, lifting weights, running, cycling, hiking, swimming, and many more.

Plus, you can even create your own custom list of daily activities and their time durations to see your total calories burned in a day.

If you are only interested in calculating calories burned for various exercises you can use the Exercise Calorie Burn Calculator. Or, if you only want to calculate calories specific to running and jogging, you may want to use the Running Calorie Calculator.

Please keep in mind that the actual number of calories burned depends on your body composition, your metabolism rate, and on how many calories you consume.

Finally, this calculator does not apply to children or women who are pregnant, and as always, be sure to consult with your qualified health professional before beginning any new weight-loss or strength and conditioning programs.

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Activities Calorie Calculator

Calculate calories burned (KCals) during a selected activity for a specified time period for over 800 built-in activities, or create a custom calories burned report containing all of your daily activities.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Weight:

Select your desired measurement (pounds or kilograms) and enter your weight.

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Default time duration:

Enter the number of hours and/or minutes you want the calculator to use for calculating the calories burned for each displayed activity. You will be able to change the default time for any individual activity once you add it to your custom list.

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Search activities by keyword:

If you wish to search for a specific type of activity, start typing a keyword. The smaller the portion of a word you enter (wrest instead of wrestling) the more results you will get. In addition to the number of calories burned, the results will also show the number of hours you would have to perform each activity in order to lose 1 pound of fat (3,500 calories).

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Choose an activity category:

If you wish to view results for a specific category of activities, select the category in the dropdown list and the activities within that category will be displayed, along with the calories burned and the number of hours you would have to perform each activity in order to lose 1 pound of fat.

Matching Activities

Matching activities:

As you type a keyword or select a category (above this line) a list of matching activities will appear below this line. Each activity will include the activity's MET, the number of KCals for your weight and the default duration, as well as how many hours of the activity it will take to lose 1 pound of body fat.

Tap the plus (+) icon to add an activity to your custom list.

Tap the "Clear" button to clear the list of matches.

My Custom Activity List

My custom activity list:

Selected activities will appear below this line, along with a button for creating a printer friendly version of your list.

You can edit the time duration for any activity using the Hours, Minutes, and Repetitions fields, and the calculator will automatically update the estimated KCals and weight loss.

Tap the delete (X) button to remove any activities from your list.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

Help and Tools

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What a MET is, how it's used to calculate calories burned, and a walking calorie calculator.

What are METs?

A MET (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) is the ratio of the metabolic work rate to the resting metabolic rate. One MET is defined as 1 kcal/kg/hour and is roughly equivalent to the energy cost of sitting quietly. A MET also is defined as oxygen uptake in ml/kg/min with one MET equal to the oxygen cost of sitting quietly, equivalent to 3.5 ml/kg/min.

You can look up the MET for almost any activity on the Compendium of Physical Activities Website.

Calorie Calculation Formula

The calculator on this page uses the following calories burned formula when calculating KCals (kilocalories) burned for the various activities:

Calories Burned = MET x 3.5 x Weight (in kilograms) ÷ 200 x Duration (in minutes)

For example, if a certain activity has a MET of 8, you weigh 90 kilograms (198.4 pounds), and you perform the activity for 60 minutes, the calories burned would be equal to 756 (8 x 3.5 x 90 ÷ 200 x 60 = 756).

How Many Calories in a Pound?

According to a Mayo Clinic Article: Counting calories: Get back to weight-loss basics, you need to burn about 3,500 calories to lose one pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat. However, the article goes on to say that this may be a conservative figure, ... because when you lose weight, you usually lose a combination of fat, lean tissue and water. Also, because of changes that occur in the body as a result of weight loss.

Calories Burned Walking Calculator

The following calculator will tell you the calories burned walking one hour, and the calories burned walking 1 mile to 8 miles, based on your weight and walking speed.

Calories Burned Walking Calculator
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Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.