The Mystery Solved: Calories and Points
11/18/2011 1:33 PM
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Have you ever wondered just how many calories you are eating each day or how many you have burned sweating it out on your treadmill? Well, I did. So, I googled, "How many calories are in Weight Watcher Points Plus points?
Wikipedia had a lengthy article and formulas. According to Wikipedia there are 35-45 calories in each point. Activity points are given for 100 calories worth of effort.
As a disclaimer, I have no way of knowing if this information is accurate, but it sounds reasonable. Now, if you do interval training here is some other interesting formulas that I found. This made me very happy! I am burning a lot of calories. If you haven't tried intervals, maybe this will convince you. Have a fantastic weekend!
The following equation from the
Journal of Sports Sciences calculates the calorie expenditure for women:
Calories = [(0.074 x Age) + (0.4472 x Heart Rate) -- (0.05741 x Weight) --
20.4022] x Time / 4.184.
Men use the following equation: Calories = [(0.2017 x Age) + (0.6309 x Heart
Rate) -- (0.09036 x Weight) -- 55.0969] x Time / 4.184.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/228774-calories-burned-from-high-intensity-interval-training/#ixzz1e56TEoNI
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