How Does A Treadmill Know How Many Calories You Have Burnt? This Is How It Works

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I read somewhere that ‘if you want to experience significant progress toward your goal, be intentional about the work you’re doing every day.’ That’s essentially what lies at the heart of all the progress. So if you have fitness goals, as we all do, one of the important things is to monitor that progress. The workout part of fitness can be monitored when we use the treadmill, where a screen would show you in numbers how many calories you have burnt. How does the treadmill know that? And how accurate is it? Let’s find out.

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Workout on Treadmill helps us burn extra calories creating a state of negative imbalance of calories in your body. The goal is to burn more calories than you take in. It is during negative caloric imbalance that your body releases the fat it had stored earlier to fuel your body.

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Different Treadmills use different variables to calculate the calories you have burnt. However, the basic principle is to take your weight and pace on the treadmill to establish how many calories you have burnt each minute. The total number of calories burnt will be determined on the span of your workout. A more sophisticated method is to factor in your heart rate.

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And as far as the accuracy goes, the more data from multiple variables the counter inputs, the more likely it is to give you an accurate number of calories burnt in time. It is important to note that no matter how accurate the calorie counters are, the result will always be merely a ballpark figure.


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