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12/29/11 9:54 P

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Dance WITH the kids. That will either run them off or you'll all have more fun :)

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12/29/11 9:20 P

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just dance & have your fun after the kids go to bed, lol

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12/29/11 3:34 P

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At the risk of becoming a bore...

I did some reading and decided to answer my own post;) This site has a link to a calorie calculator based on height, weight, age and sex. It might not be fully accurate but it gives an idea:

http://www.shapesense.com/fitness-exerci
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e-burn-calculator.aspx

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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12/29/11 1:05 P

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:) Thank you to all...

So - I think cardio is a good option and then adding the calories manually...

Now - I have a HRM but it doesn't do calories - is there some magic formula to work it all out?
And does anyone know how to get the kids away from Just Dance so dad can Just Play?



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12/29/11 11:25 A

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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!

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12/29/11 10:40 A

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Hi. I add my calories burned and fitness minutes manually also. I get my calories burned from a HRM. Then I just added my own info and added it to my favorites as well so it's easy to find next time.

I just got Your Shape 2012 also and find some of the stuff challenging - which is good! But I know what you mean! Have fun.

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12/29/11 10:11 A

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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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12/29/11 8:38 A

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Hi...

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 :)

So - any ideas are welcome:)

Thanks

Chris



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