It’s time for your Friday Fit & Healthy lifestyle tip!
Today’s Tip: How to calculate exercise calories burned
Are you aware of how many calories you are burning with each workout that you do?
I have had a few readers inquire about how I know exactly how many calories I burn during a workout. Every Sunday you’ll notice that when I post my daily exercise log for the week I will have added my calories burned for almost every workout that I do. I like to keep track of that although I’m not counting calories food wise at this time. It just helps me see how hard I’m working and whether I need to kick it up a notch.
For me personally, I use a Polar heart rate monitor to track my results. The heart rate monitor can of course do much more but I’ll share all of that in my upcoming review. The way the heart rate monitor calculates my exercise calories burned has to do with many variables through the settings of the heart rate monitor. Everything from my age and weight to my personal resting heart rate determines my calorie burn.
Do you keep track of your exercise calories burned? If so please share your methods.