See the Burn: Counting the Calories You’ve Burned

Not only is it important to track the calories you eat, it's vital to count the calories you burn through daily activity and exercise. Find out why.

Just like a pound is a measure of weight, and a mile is a measure of distance, a calorie is merely a measure of energy. The energy that you use working out can easily be tracked, for a variety of health benefits. If you want to see the burn, count your calories with Lifesum’s calories burned calculator.

How Do You Burn Calories?

Believe it or not, it’s relatively easy to burn calories. Our bodies burn a certain number of calories every day just by being alive. This amount varies by the individual; however, your body is continuously burning calories to keep working efficiently. If you want to burn more calories, though, you need to start getting more physically active. If you’re going to deplete your fat stores, add some strenuous activity to your day, like biking or swimming. A leisurely bike ride can burn 90 calories in 20 minutes, and if you kick it up a bit, you can burn up to 200.

Calories Burned Calculator

According to health experts at the Mayo Clinic, you should burn an average of 3,500 calories to lose one pound of body fat. This is why using a calorie burned calculator is so important when your goal is to lose weight. Lifesum’s free calories burned app is an effortless way to keep track of the calories you burn. From weightlifting to walking or running errands, it all counts, so automatically track all your activities when you connect your Lifesum app to Google Fit or another tracker. See just how many calories you can burn today!

Anna Wins Her Fight Against Obesity

Anna is a typical 20-something modern lady who lives and works in Germany. Like most overweight adults, she was unhappy with the way she looked and suffered from depression. Anna dedicated herself to improving her diet and read as much as she could about proper nutrition. With the help of Lifesum’s calories burned calculator, Anna was able to stay motivated and realize her dreams. She is now physically able to pursue her ideal career path in public service and overcome her food allergies. Today, Anna is an avid runner and is continuing to lead and love a healthy life.

Bruce and Rachel Changed Their Lifestyle

Bruce and Rachel were married in 2010, and although they believed they were living an active lifestyle, in reality, they were becoming more sedentary. Health concerns started to creep up on them. Rachel experienced problems with her knees at the age of 25, and Bruce’s blood pressure was on the rise. They began seeing results when they started counting calories with the Lifesum app. They found it is a great motivational tool and a daily reminder of their calorie intake. With their data in hand, this supportive couple recognizes their successes, no matter how small.

You want to see the burn, and you love those cold, hard numbers. A calories burned calculator can provide an accurate overview of your calorie use and help you set up a daily calorie budget as well as learn what activities are the most efficient for burning calories.

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