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4/16/10 3:02 P

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Adjusting my weight a little had been the way that I was factoring it in. Of course changing kids makes mine vary. Let me tell you the day at the zoo pushing the stroller with the 4 and 5 year old was a total body workout. Hours upon hours pushing nearly 100 lbs. I guess that the stroller thought so too since it broke! At least it waited until we were in the parking lot leaving. And now its pulling a trailer behind the bike with a 50 lb 5 year old in it. My legs burn after that, but the other night I pulled her 2.5 miles. Thats something at least. Thanks for the suggestions, I knew that couldn't be the only one wondering this!

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4/14/10 9:47 P

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So I am using a double jogging stroller, and either have my 2 year old, who is 25 lbs or her AND her brother, who is 39 lbs. I think between them and the stroller I can round to 80lbs, at least. But I figure since I'm not *carrying* them, I can't count all of that. I dunno. haha. So I always just enter my weight as 30 or 40 lbs heavier than what I actually weigh. Good enough. haha Then again, I'm not too concerned about actual calorie burn. It's hard to be accurate with that anyway, so that's my hacked way to do it. LOL Gonna have to check out that link from JLMJSmom. :)

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4/13/10 3:42 P

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This is one website I used to calculate the calories, but I would think you would need to also add your calories just for the walking/jogging.

http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/
calculators/caloriesburned/pushing_str
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I also used this for my jazzercise calories.

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4/13/10 9:33 A

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I'm usually pushing a 30lb toddler in an umbrella stroller or a 18lb 3 month old in a regular stroller. I know I have to work harder and must burn more calories but I don't know how many more.

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4/13/10 6:40 A

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I use a heart rate monitor when I'm pushing the stroller. On Saturday I had 2 kids in the jogging stroller (70 pounds of kid total) and we walked for 2.5 miles. I burned a little over 300 calories during the walk. When I walk without the stroller (same distance) it's about 225-25- calories burned.


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4/12/10 8:52 P

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I don't know. You are are pushing or pulling weight, so it takes you longer, but you work harder to do the same distance.

I push a stroller 2 miles a couple of times a week and I just count the time outside and distance.

I'll be interested to see what the other answers are to this question.

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4/12/10 4:38 P

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So how do you count your minutes for when you are walking or jogging and pushing a stroller because that resistance has got to have an influence on the calorie burned count. Also similar issue when I am bike riding and pulling the trailer with a child or two in it, because again i am pulling more weight, it takes me work. Anyone else wondering what to do,,, has anyone figured it out?

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