Burn with BREC
Part of BREC’s mission is to help EBRP to be healthier and to help you understand how to best use our parks and programs to achieve that goal, we have created our Burn With BREC initiative. Many of the programs, events, activities, and events we offer can help you achieve your fitness goals. Use our workout calculator below to determine how many kcals you can burn with different activities you can do in BREC parks & facilities.
Our Partnership with Pennington Biomedical Research Center
This information would not be possible without our friends at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. They provided the information and continue to work with us to make East Baton Rouge Parish healthier.
What is a kcal?
What is the difference between calories and kilocalories?
In the U.S., energy in foods is expressed in kilocalories (kcal). The scientific definition of a kilocalorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water one degree Celsius from 15℃ to 16℃ at one atmosphere.
The true calorie, sometimes referred to as a "small calorie," is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius from 15℃ to 16℃ at one atmosphere. A kilocalorie is equal to 1000 calories. While the term "calorie" technically applies to the "small calorie," in common usage, such as in reference to food energy, the term "calorie" is actually a kilocalorie. Internationally, most countries express food energy in kilojoules (kJ). One kcal equals 4.184 kJ. The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference contains values for both kilocalories and kilojoules.
Enter your weight in the box below to see how many kcals you can potentially burn during 30 minutes of the activities listed.
Your Weight (lbs):
|Activity||kcal per 30 minutes|
|Jogging - 5 mph||0|
|Jogging - 6 mph||0|
|Jogging - 7 mph||0|
|Jogging - 8 mph||0|
|Bicycling Light - 10-11.9 mph||0|
|Bicycling Moderate - 12-13.9 mph||0|
|Bicycling Vigorous - 14-15.9 mph||0|
|Painting - Inside||0|
|Painting - Outside||0|
|Gardening - General||0|
|Gardening - Heavy||0|
|Gardening - Tree Planting||0|
|Trash Collection - Walking||0|
|Trash Collection - in Canoe||0|
|Fishing - Standing on Bank||0|
|Fishing - Walking along Bank||0|
|Fishing - Sitting in boat||0|
|Volleyball - General||0|
|Volleyball - Beach||0|
|Volleyball - Competitive||0|
|Badminton - Social||0|
|Badminton - Commpetitive||0|
|Boxing - Punching Bag||0|
|Boxing - Sparring||0|
|Archery - non-hunting||0|
|Swimming - Laps (light)||0|
|Swimming - Laps (vigorous)||0|
|Swimming - Treading||0|
|Surfing - Body or Board (general)||0|
|Surfing - Body or Board (competitive)||0|
|Trail Clean Up||0|
|Canoeing - Light||0|
|Canoeing - Moderate||0|
|Canoeing - Competitive||0|