Burn Calories by Cycling
by WLR Staff, Adam Vaughan
Cycling is a great exercise to help lose weight and keep fit, and with the associated health benefits that a cycling workout will give, the calories burned when biking can help you achieve your weight loss goals.
How many calories will cycling burn?
Depending on your weight and exertion level cycling will burn off between 75-670 extra calories* in a half-hour cycle session.
30min Cycling will burn:
- Recreational, 5mph: 75-155kcal
- Moderate, 10mph: 190-415kcal
- Vigorous, 15mph: 300-670kcal
If you are keen to use cycling to burn calories and so lose weight, think about it like this…
A half hour daily cycle trip could burn 11 pounds of extra fat in a year. Because the activity is frequent, the weight is likely to stay off – combine it with a change to a healthier calorie-counted diet and weight loss will be even more effective.
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*Extra calories are those you burn on top of the calories you use for basic day-to-day living. Inputting your exercise into your exercise diary will calculate the number of calories you will burn, based on your weight.
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