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WW Activity Points question
For those that do WW, has anyone tried to guestimate the equivalent number of Activity Points based on the number of calories exerted (as told by a piece of cardio equipment, say). For example, I lift three days a week, followed by 40 minutes of interval training on an elliptical machine. On those days, I burn approx. 200 calories lifting, and about 600-650 calories on the elliptical. The other four days of the week, I do straight cardio on a treadmill and/or stationary bike, at a fat-burning heart rate (~121), for 75 minutes. On those days, I burn around 400+ calories.
I've been allowing myself 1 Activity Point for every 100 calories burned.
Am I fooling myself? Underestimating?
Fri. May 23, 1:26pm
I also do WW and have for a while, I have their pedometer that counts points for you based up on active exercise time and here is what I have come up with in the end:
- 1 pt for every 15 minutes at moderate-high - sweating - exertion levels
- 1 pt for every 20-30 minutes for low exertion levels
- If you spend the day out at an activity with yourself or your kids/friends/family, I earn a point for every hour I spend on my feet moving around no matter what it is that we are doing, as long as we are up and out and about doing something.
I think you may be earning a lot more points than you should with the 100 cals/pt. I work out on an ellipital for 35 minutes and burn 400 calories in that time - I take 2 pnts for that workout not 4.
Friday, May 23, 2008, 1:46 PM
Elliptical machines tend to overestimate the number of calories that you burn on them. I find, via cardio, it's very very hard to burn more than 100 cals in 10 minutes. So, in 45 minutes, I'd think you burn around 400 calories, not 600-650. But that's just a guess. You burn approx. 100 cals by walking/running 1 mile, and I think an elliptical workout is no harder than running a 10-minute mile (and is sometimes easier), so I figure the cals burned couldn't be much more.
I don't do WW though, so I don't know how it translates into activity points.
Friday, May 23, 2008, 1:54 PM
I use a HRM to track my calories burned. In 75 minutes of water jogging I burn 705 calories. In 30 minutes on the elliptical I burn 322 calories. So would I get 10 extra points that day?
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