Our Calories Burned Calculator helps you to determine how many calories you burn while Bicycling, Walking, Running or Running on a Treadmill.
The treadmill is one of the most utilized pieces of cardio equipment in the gym, at home, or anywhere else where the goal is to lose weight and/or improve cardiovascular health/endurance.
But is the performance monitor on most treadmills accurate when it comes to telling us how many calories we’ve burned during each session? Well, we’d assume most treadmill displays are probably somewhere in the vicinity of accuracy depending on the quality of equipment used.
But a treadmill’s own built-in device isn’t the only way to determine energy expended during a workout which is why we’ve created our treadmill calorie calculator for something to compare against. But we’ll get back to that shortly after we talk a little about how calories are determined based on several factors which need to be determined in order to get the most accurate numbers.
How Calories Burned is Determined
There are several different criteria for determining how many calories are burned during a treadmill session. So… let’s talk about each one.
Weight – The more you weigh, the more calories you’ll burn over the course of a distance when compared to someone weighing less covering the same distance at the same rate. This piece of info is very important for ensuring accuracy.
You should include the weight of your clothes and shoes when entering your weight.
Intensity – Your level of exertion is a big factor in how many calories you burn as you’ll be uptaking more oxygen and your heart will be working harder to pump blood as you walk, jog, or run.
Speed – The faster you move on a treadmill means the more distance you’ll cover in a shorter time.
Stride – The more steps you take means more calories burned.
Incline – This is another obvious one but moving on an inclined surface takes more effort, therefore, you’ll be expending more energy to maintain this.
Now to factor in the intensity factor for total calories burned, you’ll need to have your heart rate monitored during your workout and this will provide you with the best estimate. So, you can use a heart rate monitor device if it’s attached to the treadmill or set up your own through a wireless connection if the treadmill supports it.
Otherwise, if your heart rate is not taken into consideration then you may not have the most accurate results for calories burned.
Treadmill Calorie Calculator
The treadmill calorie calculator not only calculates calories burned from treadmill sessions but it’s also useful for most types of activities.
So, you’ll type in your weight in lbs or kg followed by your activity duration and then select from the activities list (or perform a search) to determine overall calories burned.
The calculator is rather simple and it’s a great tool for determining your calories burned during exercise. So, be sure to keep it handy during your activities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the treadmill calculator work?
The treadmill calculator determines calories burned during various activities based on your weight, activity duration, and the activity itself.
Can the treadmill calculator help me to lose weight?
The short answer is yes. But it won’t tell you how many calories you’re burning overall which you’ll need to know in order to lose weight consistently.
Use our calorie calculator to determine how many calories you need to burn if your goal is weight loss.
Does the treadmill calculator only determine calories burn for treadmill activities?
Actually, the treadmill calculator can determine calories burned during various activities including bicycling, hiking, backpacking, carrying (e.g. suitcase upstairs), climbing, and pushing.
What is the treadmill calculator useful for?
The treadmill calculator is useful for determining how many calories you burn during an activity.