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See how many Calories are Burned with different Exercises

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If your wondering where does your body fat go when you lose weight? Your fat cells will shrink and produce waste products like water and carbon dioxide, which are than excreted in urine, sweat and or exhaled through your lungs.


Running on a treadmill for 20 minutes at 8 mph can burn 299 calories and at 6 mph would be 229 calories. Walking on a treadmill at 3 mph can burn 73 calories or about 220 calories per hour. Walking on your treadmill with a 10% incline for 20 minutes can burn about 166 calories.

Walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes at 4 mph can burn about 135 calories if you weigh around 120 to 140 pounds. If you weigh around 180 to 200 pounds you can burn about 200 calories in 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill, according to Harvard Health Publications.

A pound of body fat is about 3500 calories. If walk on a treadmill for 30-40 minutes a day which would burn about 300 calories eventually your pound of belly fat will be burned off. It’s not recommended to walk on a treadmill more than five consecutive days, your body needs time to recover if you are walking for 30 minutes or more.

Because a treadmill is a weight bearing exercise, it will develop your muscles in your lower body better then most other cardio exercises and in turn burn more calories. Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue so developing your leg muscles will be a key for weight loss or management.


You can burn about 2.16 calories for every pound of body weight for a 30 minutes workout on an elliptical. A person weighing 160 pounds can burn about 345 calories during a 30-minute workout (not easy to do).

Exercise Bike

145-pound person can expect to burn 230 calories in a 30-minute moderate workout and about 374 calories for a vigorous workout. To burn 500 calories on an exercise would take the same person about a 60 minutes at a 12 mph pace (not easy to do).


It does depend how much you weigh and distance you are walking to see how much calories you can burn. A large 180-pound person will burn about 100 calories per mile and a small person at 120-pounds will burn about 65 calories per mile. If you walk for 60 minutes at normal speed a 150-pound person could burn 250 calories and a 200-pound person walking at the same speed could burn about 333 calories. An average personal will burn about 80-140 calories per mile.


If you’re are a 130-pound person you can burn about 590 calories if your freestyle swimming for an hour. A larger person like 160-170 pounds will burn approximately 704 calories doing the same freestyle swimming for an hour (very difficult workout).


All of these exercises work in burning calories and some of them better than others. The easiest being walking and the most time consuming would be swimming. If you are using a Treadmill or Exercise Bike make sure you also work out your arms, a simple dumbbell routine will do wonders for toning the upper body and be a perfect compliment to these exercises.

Note: Spending more than 20 minutes on a exercise machine (without TV or Music) might be too boring or difficult for some people. A shorter and more intense workout might be better suited for you. (HIIT Workouts)


Reliable Sources like (Harvard Health Publication) and Fitness Websites.


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