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 Subject: Calories burned while exercising Category: Health Asked by: runnfst-ga List Price: \$15.00 Posted: 22 Aug 2006 16:57 PDT Expires: 21 Sep 2006 16:57 PDT Question ID: 758572
 ```I am looking for a formula represented as an algorithm that will calculate calories burned while running at variable speeds for people of variable weight.``` There is no answer at this time. ```From the U.S. Army fitness manuals. Running at 5 MPH burns .064 calories per minute per pound of body weight Running at 6 MPH burns .079 calories per minute per pound of body weight Running at 10 MPH burns .10 calories per minute per pound of body weight Running at 12 MPH burns .13 calories per minute per pound of body weight Hope this is useful. Peter Somerville http://www.lean-and-mean.net stay lean-and-mean```
 ```Hello, runnfst, I have summarized my research below: Calculating a rate of calories burned per pound of body weight for each of the plurality of running tests using a formula as follows: Rate per Pound (Cal/lb-min)=A+BV+CV.sup.2 +KDV.sup.3 where: V=Running Speed (mph)--limited to a minimum of 3 mph and a maximum of 14 mph A=0.0395 B=0.00327 C=0.000455 D=[0.00801(W/154).sup.0.425 ]/W W=Weight (lbs) K=0 or 1 (0=Treadmill; 1=Outdoors) and where A, B, C and D are known predetermined constants based on a statistical sample of 2463 adults who run normally between 3 mph to 14 mph. This is a United States Patent (6013009)- Walking/running heart rate monitoring system. And there are also a formula that will calculate calories burned while walking. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6013009.html Here are other quotes that you may be interested in: A running calories calculator which depends on variable weights and running miles is found. And you can check up running calories calculated by other formulae, however this is not a formula. http://www.liftforlife.com/FitnessCalculators.htm#Calories%20Burned%20Calculator More on this question: The approximate number of calories you expend by running a certain distance can be found by taking 0.73 times your body weight in pounds times the number of miles run. There are also formulae for swimming and bicycling. http://www.indiana.edu/~atmat/units/nutrition/nutr_s4.htm A runner friend of mine told me that you can calculate (very roughly) the calories burned during a run by multiplying one?s weight in Kilograms by the distance in Kilometers. http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-7469.html I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer, or believe this is not the answer you want, please don?t hesitate to ask for further assistance before rating. Best regards, hunterlxl Search Terms: calories formula running``` 