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# What exercise burns the most calories? – Webmd Diet

A quick quiz: “How many times per week do you take a 20-minute walk?” If you answered “a lot,” you’ve probably been doing too much of it. In fact, most of us walk a lot more than 20 minutes per week—in some cases, we stroll to work.

It’s probably easier to understand what counts as too much if you see that all but one category in the following table (along with a brief explanation and references):

Exercise Calories Burned on average per person per day Weight loss (Protein + Carbohydrate) 1.2 to 1.3 kilocalories/kg/day (depending on intensity) Fat loss (Protein + Fat) 100 to 200 kcal/kg

At least one of these two types of activity should cause your body to burn an amount of calories that totals between 100 and 200 kilocalories in the week. Remember that, for most people, 100 to 200 kilocalories is an acceptable number. The higher the level of activity, the greater the calorie burning.

Calories burn are calculated through the equations:

[kilocalorie(1)] × [number of steps per minute × duration of exercise] × [weight-to-energy (1)] × [weight (1) × number of minutes exercise] × [(intensity (1) × time (3)] × [duration*length] × [volume of exercise (1)]

To calculate the caloric burn per minute, multiply the number of steps per minute by the total duration of the exercise. The calories Burned per minute is the product of these factors.

Exercise CaloriesBurned on average per person per day Weight loss (Protein + Carbohydrate) 0.5 to 1.3 kg/1.2 (depending on intensity) Fat loss (Protein + Fat) 2 to 2.2 kg/1.6 to 2.4 (depending on intensity)

In order to get the number of calories burned, use the weights below:

Weight Weight(kg) 1 to 2 2.2 2.4 3 to 3.4 3.4 3.6 to 3.9 4.4 4.9 to 5.4 5.4 5.9 to 6.4 6.7 6.9 to 7.4 7.7 8 to 8.7 8.7 9.7 to 9.9 9.9 10 to 10.7 10.7 11.2 to 11.4

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