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Calories burned sailing in competition
Use the calculator to figure out how many claories you can burn sailing in competition
How to calculate calories (burned)
The number of calories you burn while exercising is dependent on:
- the exercise you do
- your weight
- the time spent doing the activity
By multiplying the MET (*) value by the body weight in kg and the duration of the activity, you can estimate the energy expenditure in Kcal specific to a persons body weight. This statement can be expressed as the following formula:
So, a 70 kg individual sailing in competition for 30 minutes expends the following:
(4.5 METs x 70 kg) x (30 min/60 min) = 157.5 Kcal.
- 4.5 is the value in METs for sailing in competition
- The time unit is expressed in minutes
- The mass (weight) unit is expressed in kilograms
- We divide the time by 60 (min), because the MET unit uses hour.
(*) MET means 'metabolic equivalent'
Compendium of Physical Activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities
AINSWORTH, BARBARA E.; HASKELL, WILLIAM L.; WHITT, MELICIA C.; IRWIN, MELINDA L.; SWARTZ, ANN M.; STRATH, SCOTT J.; O’BRIEN, WILLIAM L.; BASSETT, DAVID R. JR.; SCHMITZ, KATHRYN H.; EMPLAINCOURT, PATRICIA O.; JACOBS, DAVID R. JR.; LEON, ARTHUR S.
- MET Values for 800+ Activities