Using that site I get around 450 cals which seems way too high. so...
I decided that roughly 10 cals a minute is probably about right if I base this on similar heart and sweating rates (yuck - I know) in the gym and what those machines tell me. So - for 30 mins - lets say 300 cals.
Does this sound about right? Certainly the stiffness I got now would indicate this;)
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Fitness Minutes: (5,696) Posts: 31 12/29/11 1:05 P
I added each of my kinect games under favorites in the fitness tracker. Then I enter the calories manually.
I use the calories from the game or just estimate based on what type of exercise I did. YSFE12 shows calories burned for each activity or workout, but I keep moving between each activity and so add some extra calories. I also list it all as cardio and I know that's not accurate, since there are strength/toning workouts in YSFE12. Or you can look thru the SP list of activities and find a similar activity and get the calorie estimate from that. But there is so much variety in some of the games, it is hard to figure. It gets a bit confusing? Some people use a HRM that shows calories burned.
Maybe someday, SP could work up a list of Kinect games/calories like they did with some of the Wii games.
For now, I just estimate and enter manually. I have decided to be more concerned with getting in the time exercising and mixing it up with the variety of exercises. But it does sometimes feel "incomplete" when I am trying to enter the info into my fitness tracker.
Anyone else have suggestions?
Have fun! And Welcome to the team!
Edited by: DIANN111 at: 12/29/2011 (11:27)
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Fitness Minutes: (17,858) Posts: 613 12/29/11 10:40 A
Hi Welcome to the team! You can put your fitness minutes under quick track fitness minutes unless you can track your calories (which I love b/c it is possible on some of the games & like to know exactly how many calories I've burnt) then you can track your minutes & calories burnt manually under add cardio.
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Fitness Minutes: (5,696) Posts: 31 12/29/11 8:38 A
New to this team and most of Spark really but thats ok - we were all new once:)
Just got a Kinect (officially for the kids (right)) and got the Yourshape Fitness Evolved 2012 game along with the Adventures and Just Dance 3 (not for me - honest). Funnily enough - as I type this - my daughter is busy getting out of breath dancing to something or other;)
After doing some of the workouts and things from Fitness Evolved I have to say I was sweating and out of breath - not that I'm super unfit - it was just plain old hard work...
Now - has anyone any ideas on how to enter doing this on the exercise tracker page?
Also - what other titles are really good? Probably I stick with Fitness Evolved for a good while (get some return on investment) but of course - as a reward for being a good boy :)
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