This activity calculator gives you a rough idea of approximately how many calories a particular exercise activity burns, you can use the calculator below. It is especially useful for those who do not use gym equipment (which generally calculate the calories), as it provides an indication of how much calories you may be burning.
If you are exercising outside a heart rate monitor is a helpful tool to monitor how hard you’re working out, and depending on the model may measure how many calories you are burning.
The Activity Calculator’s main purpose is in allowing you to compare the calorie-burning capacities of different exercise activities. This can help you choose an activity that you wlil enjoy, but that is also an effective calorie burner.
Remember that this calculator is only a very rough estimate and has limitations. Exactly how many calories you burn will also depend on other factors such as your body composition (muscle mass and body fat).
How to Keep Burning Maximum Calories
If you cycle the same route to work every morning, you are not going to find it as tough after 3 months than you did the first day. The same is true for workout routines. If you run a 3 miles, you will find considerably easier after a few weeks than the first week, when it felt nigh on impossible. That’s because your body has adapted. You have become stronger.
By adapting to make it easier, your body also requires fewer calories. Therefore, you will not burn the same amount of calories doing exactly the same routine for months.1 This is a sign you are getting stronger, fitter, faster and better, which means you should also be incrementally increasing the distance/ intensity of your workout to maintain the level of difficulty.