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Running Calorie Calculator

To estimate the number of calories  you've burned using the running calorie calculator for your last run, simply enter your body weight, the miles you've run and the calculator will tell you how many calories you've burned.

This number of course is just an estimate based on running on a flat even surface with no head wind or tail wind, and no hills.

The number of calories burned during a run is based on the distance, not the speed. In fact, if your goal is weight loss, you may burn more calories by taking a slower long run, than a fast shorter run. If you are training for a run you may use this as a guide for appropriate calorie intake.

Nutrition is an important part of training in order to prepare a runner to perform their best during a competition. However long the distance is, nutrition will optimize conditions for the runner when facing the starting line. Eating habits must be such that  the runner will be supplied with fuel and nutrients required to optimize performance during training session and also allow a quick recovery afterwards. The runner requires unique strategies  of fluid and food intake for before a run, during and after a run to reduce fatigue and enhance performance.  These strategies are also important in a competition and must be fine tuned during training.

Running iand walking is by far the easiest form of exercise there is. It can be done almost anywhere and no special instruction is required. The amount of calories you burn is directly proportional to your weight. (it takes more calories to move the extra weight) Men burn on average 26 calories per mile run, women burn approximately 105 calories per mile run.

Everyone is different; hence formulas are not 100 percent accurate. Different bodies react differently to exercise, have differing efficiencies, so some people will burn more calories running than others. People who have run for many years will naturally be more mechanically effient than those just starting out. A 180 lb male with 10 percent body fat will burn more calories than a 180lb male with 20 percent body fat given the same level of training. (muscle burns more calories than fat)

Runners should always strive to maintain a healthy weight to minimize stress on joints. Realistic goals are specific for each individual must be determined by their health care professional. The Running Calorie Calculator can help.

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