Activity Calorie Calculator

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The number of Calories in the foods that we eat and the number of Calories that we use determines whether we will lose weight or gain weight. The extra Calories that we consume are generally stored as fat in our body. To maintain a steady weight, the number of Calories in our food must be equal the number of Calories that we use through exercise, excrete as wastes, body oils, ejaculates, menstrual flow, or use for renewal of skin, hair, nails, and other organ tissues. To lose weight, we must consume fewer Calories than our body needs so that our stored body fat is used to meet a portion our caloric needs.


Can you burn off that donut you had this morning before it becomes extra poundage? Find out what you can do to burn off those extra calories using the Activity Calorie Calculator below!


Calculating Calories Burned During Activity


Choose an activity :
How long are you going to do this? minutes
What's your weight? pounds
Your calories burned will be :


NOTE: Figures are based on moderate (as opposed to vigorous) activity.


A heavier person burns more calories, so the same amount of physical activity can actually burn the same number of calories but more quickly.


Determining how many calories you burn is not an exact science. This number should only be used as an estimate of calorie expenditure.


0 # RE: treehuggertodd 2012-10-20 15:10
brushing your teeth burns more than I thought!
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0 # Calorie CounterNancy 2012-09-23 21:10
I absolutely love it!!!!
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0 # handymadscientist 2012-09-03 14:03
this is helpful to choose the right activity when you're undecided.
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0 # vacuuming!kellykatt 2012-07-14 14:55
I’m actually pretty happy to see that spending 10 to 15 minutes vacuuming my place means that I’ll burn 30-45 calories.

I mean, that’s not very much, but it’s something that I have to do every week, anyway, so it’s good to know that it has such a high impact in a short amount of time.

When I combine that with my dusting, gardening, laundry, etc, I have quite the workout without a gym membership haha.
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0 # am I unoriginal?tobetinytina 2012-06-25 14:59
I was just going over all of the various activities on the list from the drop down menu and I realized that pretty much every single activity that I do is on there. I don’t really do anything that wasn’t covered by this list. I guess that even though I might fool myself into thinking that I’m unique, I’m pretty much like everyone else. At least most of the time.
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-1 # bad habitchefmel 2012-05-13 03:00
In case anyone else is making this same mistake, I just wanted to put this small warning out there. I started to use this activity calorie calculator to help gauge how much I was burning. I absolutely love it. It gives a great idea of what my daily tasks are doing to help burn off what I’m eating. The problem is that I was starting to use it as an excuse to eat treats. I’d think: well I just burned off 60 calories more than I was expecting to, today, so I can just eat an extra…whatever treat I happened to want at the time! Use this as a tool, not an excuse. Don’t be dumb like me haha.
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0 # RE: Mike 2012-05-08 22:47
Quoting legendarytroy:
Does anyone know how many calories you burn when you wash your car?

I guess that depends on if you take it through the car wash or if you do it yourself :lol:
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0 # Calculating ActivityStevey 2012-04-16 23:42
If you use the drop down menu above, one of the options is washing your car.
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0 # car washinglegendarytroy 2012-04-08 01:29
Does anyone know how many calories you burn when you wash your car?
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-2 # accuracy?Paul 2012-03-14 02:41
How accurate can this really be when it doesn’t take into account exactly the way that you’re doing the activity. For example, the way that I play Frisbee with my dog, which involves a lot of running, is different from the way my sister plays Frisbee, where she seems to think that the point is just to be able to stand there and toss the thing back and forth like you’re playing catch instead of a real game. There’s too many variables. This can’t be all that accurate.
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+1 # I use this with the tickertracy1976 2011-12-21 04:40
I find that using this in combination with the exercise ticker that is also available on this site is a great way to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the time that you spend exercising.
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0 # helps to measure your successjan 2011-11-24 04:33
I like this tool because it helps me to measure how much impact my exercise and other activities are having on my day. I don’t really like exercise programs, so this sort of tool helps me to design my own active life and understand what it’s actually doing for me.
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+2 # tammy 2011-10-29 05:57
since I ran into this feature on this site I've been oddly obsessed with it. No matter what I do I'm always checking to see how many calories I've burned. If it doesn't have the exact activity, I guess with something similar. It helps me to understand how many calories I'm eating and how many I've burned. If only checking it burned more calories I'd have lost all the weight by now :P
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0 # Jenny25 2011-10-23 05:05
This is really handy. I like that if I'm debating two things, I can use this to help with my decision. The thing is, you need to remember that the number of calroies you burn has to do with what you put into it. There's a big difference between power walking and a slow stroll.
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+2 # christy 2011-10-03 03:42
I love this calculator! I think this might be my favorite part of this whole site. I absolutely hate to exercise, but with this, at least I can see the difference that I’m achieving. I write down my tallys in a notebook and then I keep trying to beat (or at least match) my previous number.
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