Are you as confused as me?
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Today in my emails I received one from Spark on the Weekly, I do believe.
In it was an article on calories burned during exercise. I went to it because I'm always wondering about that. Well, it didn't do anything to allieviate any of my questions. I actually added to the list. Now Ido realize that nobody will ever know exactly how many calories they are burning during their exercise, but there has to be some way of getting a medium.
I know when I check the calories burned for the number of miles i have ridden my stationary bike, it tells me about 822 for 17 miles in 40 min. then I get this article from spark that says you need to go thru this and this to get a correct total. I like having the calories burned on my bike , because I do like knowing. The problem is if it is not correct, what good is it really doing me? according to the article I read, a person in a spinning class(which whenever I saw someone doing that, it was fast) only burned 9.6 calories per minute. so in an hour they would burn 600 or so. When I read that , then it tells me that my reading is incorrect. Or that is what I think.
When I set up my cardio, Spark adjusts my calories to the amount of calories I say I'm burning. So I went and checked Spark and what it says for calories burned . It was off from mine by about 160 calories. Should that matter? Well, if you are consuming calories by in and out it does I would think. If I am off by 1200 calories for the week, i would say that makes a difference. Spark said they just give a general idea of calories burned so if you have a machine that tells you, go by that. Then I get that article and read it. It is confusing. I suppose it is hard to pin it down.
If I go by mine, then I am burning twice as much in 40 min as someone in a spinning class is in 1 hour. hmmmm!!! Sounds fishy to me. Are you as confused as I am? I guess I could split hairs and shave some off what i enter, but If even that isn't correct then it isn't helping me lose weight.
What to do, what to do!!! anybody with wisdom on this dilemna would be appreciated. If you think I should just shave some off and not be so picky say so. I have a tough hide.