How to calculate Daily Caloric Expenditure

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to calculate Daily Caloric Expenditure

The daily caloric expenditure of a person is the number of calories consumed by their daily activities. Throughout the day we ingest a series of calories from food. Those calories give you the energy needed to live but they also are burned off with the activities or lifestyle of each person. It is necessary to burn some calories especially those from food high in fat.

Knowing how many calories we burn exactly is difficult because it depends on gender, age, weight, the exercise performed and time spent doing that exercise. In this OneHowTo article we explain how to calculate daily caloric expenditure.

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Recommended intake depending on the activity

To know how to calculate daily caloric expenditure you should know that it is best to consume a certain number of calories a day, taking into account the activity you're going to perform. A person performing sport regularly, should consume between 10% and 15% of calories from protein, 20-30% from fat and 60% or 70% from carbohydrate.

However, if the sport is performed daily, 50% of calories should be only for vitamins from fruits and vegetables, 20% protein and the remainder between carbohydrate and fat, as the daily caloric expenditure is smaller.

Caloric expenditure of household tasks

With this data in mind, and according to weight, you can use this table as a reference to calculate the caloric expenditure of performing household chores. They are activities that are frequently performed and used to calculate, approximately, the Calories consumed.

In no case can it be used the same as a day in which sport is practiced; therefore, if we will only perform household chores, no one should consume 70% protein-carbohydrate and 20% fat, because you're not burning it off.

How to calculate Daily Caloric Expenditure - Caloric expenditure of household tasks

Caloric expenditure of sports

To know how to calculate daily caloric expenditure of doing sports activities, there are several factors to take into account such as weight, age, gender, etc. But to have a reference, this list can help you. The average sample is an individual of about 65 kilos and the calories spent by hour would be approx:

  • Intense Aerobics 630kcal / h
  • Average Aerobics 525kcal / h
  • Modern Dance 510kcal / h
  • Down stairs 200kcal / h
  • Basketball 665kcal / h
  • Boxing 930kcal / h
  • Cycling 385kcal / h
  • Football 595kcal / h
  • Gymnastics 385kcal / h
  • Weights 450kcal / h
  • Volleyball 315kcal / h

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • In general, the ideal is a healthy and balanced diet and moderate exercise regularly.

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