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CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (88,362)
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4/1/13 8:23 A

Personally, I track my Just Dance 4 sessions as low impact aerobics. Most of the time, I am doing a mix of high and low impact moves but I undertrack it to be on the safe side.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
4/1/13 2:27 A

Most forms of exercise are 6-10 calories per minute. If it felt like a medium intensity for you, let's say 8 to estimate. That would be 8*20 = 160 calories.

Not 12.

You sure it didn't say 120?

ARIEL102190 SparkPoints: (2,415)
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4/1/13 1:38 A

I danced for 20 mins and it was on medium intensity

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/31/13 9:40 P

Dance 4 is a "music video game" according to Google. Does that mean you danced it for one normal pop song - about 3-4 minutes?

12 calories would be about right. In this case I would say kcal = calories. The terms usually are used interchangeably. As another poster said, it's unlikely you actually burned 12,000 calories. :)

If it was more than 5 minutes though, something's off...

CHLOEAGH SparkPoints: (29,002)
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3/31/13 7:05 P

How long did you exercise for? A Calorie, the measurement used for food is actually 1000 calories (notice change in capitalization), a unit of energy. So I would expect a Kcal to be one Calorie. But 12.5 seems very small.

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (0)
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3/31/13 6:31 P

Hi Ariel,

1 Kcal = 1000 calories. However, I doubt you expended 12,000 calories dances. What calorie calculator are you using. You may want to track it using SparkPeople's calorie calculator using the general-low impace aerobic option.

Coach Nancy

ARIEL102190 SparkPoints: (2,415)
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3/31/13 5:16 P

I just noticed that just dance 4 uses KCALS. I burned 12.05 Kcals, but i dont know how many calories that is. Can someone help me please?

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