This action based calorie burn calculator gives an estimate of the number of calories that you burn while doing any selected action from our database of over 600 tasks. The calculator is based on MET information for physical tasks from The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide from B. E.Each individual action in this calculator has a MET value related to it. A MET value signifies the proportion of energy necessary to do a certain activity proportional to your BMR, in which BMR is the number of energy necessary to just sit or lie quietly. The MET values are not shown to you whenever you use the calculator, but they’re entered to a formula which impacts your calorie burn from multiplying the MET value for your preferred action by the length time of your action and by your calculated BMR.
Estimation of BMR relies on the widely used and approved Harris Benedict equations. The formulas utilized by this calculator are shown below. Calculator Formulas – Calorie Burn = x MET x T – in which – For men: BMR = + – + 66 – For women: BMR = + – + 655 – and – BMR = Basal moderate Rate – MET = moderate Equivalent – T = Action length time – HC = Height – WKG = Weight – References – Ainsworth BE. The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide. Prevention Research Center, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.
Retrieved May 5, 2010, from the World Wide Web. Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Leon AS, Jacobs DR Jr, Montoye HJ, Sallis JF, Paffenbarger RS Jr. Compendium of physical tasks: Classification of energy costs of human bodily tasks. Medicine and Science in sport and Exercise, 1993, 25: 71-80. Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, Irwin ML, Swartz AM, Strath SJ, O’Brien WL, Bassett DR Jr, Schmitz KH, Emplaincourt PO, Jacobs DR Jr, Leon AS. Compendium of Physical Activities – An update of action codes and MET intensities.