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Does anyone know how to calculate calorie burn?

I walked 3 miles at about 2-3 miles per hour (I know, slow. But ya gotta start somewhere.) That in addition to walking at the park with my son. Thanks!

 
CalebsMommy0220

Asked by CalebsMommy0220 at 1:05 AM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • NICE!!!!!! go you!
    Chloesmom1126

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 1:29 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • it also depends on your weight.
    If you went up hills ect...
    Chloesmom1126

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 1:07 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Mostly flat and I weigh 293 pounds.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Comment by CalebsMommy0220 (original poster) at 1:08 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • You can go to sparkpeople.com and calculate it (it's a free site). It's all an estimate. Your best bet, if you REALLY want to know what you're doing, is using a heart rate monitor that calculates your calorie burn with your weight entered in.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:09 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Oh okie dokie thank you.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Comment by CalebsMommy0220 (original poster) at 1:11 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I just calculated and I burned about 1319 calories. Go me!
    CalebsMommy0220

    Comment by CalebsMommy0220 (original poster) at 1:14 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • An online calculator I tried for you shows about 439 calories burned!!!

    http://www.the-fitness-walking-guide.com/walking-calories.html
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Calculating calorie burn is definitely going to be an estimate, but if you want a close estimate, get a heart rate monitor. It's also a good way to determine if you're working hard enough or too hard. If your heart rate stays down, you know you need to push hard, if it goes too high, you know you need to take a break.
    Mom_2_cuties

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 10:08 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Anon- I used the exact calculator you linked to and it said 835. That was only at 2mph. I was faster sometimes.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Comment by CalebsMommy0220 (original poster) at 3:07 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I have a heart rate monitor (Polar FT7) and it's awesome. I would suggest getting one to get the most accurate reading.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:02 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

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