Calorie Consumption: Sport, Work, Activities

Whether sport, work or household activities: Calculate your calorie consumption. Just enter type, age, weight, and height and you get an accurate count of consume calories.

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At a Glance

  • To calculate your the number of calories you burn, you need to know your sex, age, weight, height, the type of activity engaged in, and its duration. You can then enter these values in our online calculator below to determine how much calorie you burn per activity.
  • To burn more calories: (1) walk more often, (2) use stairs instead of elevators or escalators, and (3) go cycling.
  • The MET is the metabolic rate, i. e. the calorie consumption per hour per kilogram or pound of body weight.
  • It is also possible to calculate the kilocalorie consumption more precisely with the basal metabolic rate (BMR), which requires weight, size and age.
  • In combining the BMR (basic metabolic rate) with the MET (metabolic rate) and taking into account the time, one obtains the consumed calories for a certain activity.

Or do you want to know how many calories per day you should consume to lose weight?


Cycling, swimming, jogging, walking or household activities – whatever activity you do, your body needs energy. This energy comes from food or your fat reserves. Your body literally burns calories.

Tips to burn more calories in your daily life

  • Go for a walk more often
  • Use stairs instead of elevators or escalators
  • Use your bike to do shopping
  • Sometimes buying a new pair of running shoes or training pants is already an incentive. Find the right shoe size or pants size here.

Formula MET (Metabolic Rate)

The MET is the metabolic rate, i. e. the calorie consumption per hour per kilogram or pound of body weight.

MET = 1\frac{kcal}{kg*h}

However, it is also possible to calculate the kilocalorie consumption more precisely with the basal metabolic rate (BMR). This is made up of weight, size and age and a suitable formula was first used by Harris Benedict in 1919.

\text{BMR for Women} = (9,56 * \text{Weight in kg}) + (1,85 * \text{Height in cm}) - (4,68 * \text{Age}) + 655 \text{BMR for Men} = (13,75 * \text{Weight in kg}) + (5 * \text{Height in cm}) - 6,67 * \text{Age}) + 66

Combining the BMR (basic metabolic rate) with the MET (metabolic rate) and taking into account the time, one obtains the consumed calories for a certain activity.

Kilocalories = \frac{BMR}{24}*MET*\text{Time in h}

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