Body weight, activity and its intensity determine your
Illustrations of energy used for various weights and exercises
The number of calories you burn depends upon your weight, the activity and it's intensity level. Yoga Breaks and Holidays
Obviously, if you are exercising at a greater intensity level, you will be working harder, expending more energy and burning more calories than someone who is not working quite as hard. That is not to say, just because you are running faster than the person next to you, you are burning more calories. It is the effort that matters. If they are putting more effort in, then they are burning more calories.
Tables of energy expenditure
These illustrations must be used
as a general guideline.
The number of calories you actually burn could be slightly higher or lower depending upon your intensity level and your weight.
The following table gives the calorie expenditure after 15 minutes of activity for various body weights.
|Activity and Calories/15 min||56kg||68kg||80kg||91kg|
|Aerobics (traditional at high intensity)||142||172||201||230|
|Running (9 min/mile)||164||196||230||261|
|Walking (15 min/mile)||66||78||91||105|
The following table shows a variety of exercises and the calories expended for a 56kg women and a 77kg man, assuming the activity lasted 15min.
|Activity and Calories/15 min||56kg women||77kg man|
|Cycling (9.4 mph)||84||111|
|Dance Exercise (High Impact Aerobics)||141||186|
|Running (8 min/mile)||169||225|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||120||159|
|Swimming (fast crawl)||130||180|
Some cardio machines don't ask for your weight and then tell you that you're burning a certain number of calories. This is not possible, a machine know your weight before it can compute the calories that you have burnt.
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