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Posts: 14,101
6/20/13 8:32 P

Spark's default assumption for activity levels is that you work out for 30 minutes 3 times per week (which is the minimum consistent with good health), and then converts this into a calorie target based on broad averages of exercise intensity.

If your workout patterns are different from this, then you should update your Spark Exercise Goals (accessible from the LH side of the Start page) to reflect this.


Posts: 33,498
6/20/13 8:24 P

Your calorie burn goal isn't a target. It's one of the factors used to estimate your calorie intake target. If it's wrong, simply change it manually as described.

Spark gets your calories burned goal not from working out how much you need to burn to meet your goals, but purely from how many minutes a day you have the program set that you'll exercise and your current weight.

Posts: 732
6/20/13 7:05 P

If you go in to your fitness section there is a "page setup" button near the top. Click that, scroll to the bottom, and enter your estimated calorie burn for the week. This will also update your calorie ranges so that you can eat enough to fuel all that exercise!

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6/20/13 6:59 P

So I'm 24 years old. I'm 4'9 at 136lbs and do light to intermediate levels of activity 5 days a week. The weekends are my rest days but sometimes I do the elliptical or other. My question is why is my weekly calories burn goal only 510?? Shouldn't it be much higher than that??

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