Find out how many calories you burn doing your favorite activities. Complete the form to the right, and click on calculate. Knowing the number of calories you burn in conjuction with a sensible diet can help you lose or gain weight, depending on your personal goals.

One MET equals 2 milliliters of oxygen per pound of body weight per minute -- which is what our bodies require at rest. The more effort an activity requires, the higher its MET value. For example, walking vigorously at 3.5 miles per hour burns 3.8 METs per minute.

Calculate Calories Burned

The formula for calculating calories burned during various activities takes into account several factors:

* the type of activity performed
* the duration you performed the activity
* the degree of intensity of the activity
* your body weight

In addition, the formula takes into account METs (metabolic equivalents) which are an expression of how intense each type of activity is. The formula used by this calculator is as follows:

Calories burned by activity = ((METs * 2 * weight in lbs) / 100) * duration in minutes.


Weight:   (lbs)

Duration:    (minutes)

Degree of intensity: liesure moderate vigorous

Were hills or stairs involved?   Yes