GEnerally speaking, most cardio equipment can inflate your calories burn by 30%. With that said, Sparkpeople's elliptical entry can be untrustworthy. IF it's coming out below what the elliptical says, though, it's probably closer to accurate. I've found that using my HRM, the calorie count comes out pretty similar to equivalent distances on the treadmill. If I go 1 mile on the elliptical, I'll burn around 120 cals... that's about what I do on the treadmill.
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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