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Walking / Running Calories Burned Based on MET

by C. D. Chester

Using previous data from my article on MET Values to accurately calculate caloric burn (based on weight and other values) I have produced these formulas and respective calculator. Formulas were created using Quadratic Regression Analysis and produced a 0.99+ correlation to the raw data.

\begin{aligned}
\Psi \: – \: Weight \: (lb) \: , \:
\Phi \: – \: MPH \: , \:
\theta \: – \: Time \: (min) \: , \:
\zeta \: – \: MET
\end{aligned}
\begin{aligned}
\zeta \: (W)=0.60952381(\Phi)^2-2.40952381(\Phi)+5.2 \approx 0.61(\Phi)^2-2.41(\Phi)+5.2
\end{aligned}
\begin{aligned}
\zeta \: (R)=0.058898189(\Phi)^2+0.46431148(\Phi)+4.36464498 \approx 0.06(\Phi)^2+0.47(\Phi)+4.37
\end{aligned}
\begin{aligned}
Calories \: Burned \approx (0.008)(\Psi)(\theta)(respective \: \zeta)
\end{aligned}

C. D. Chester

35F Army Intelligence Analyst
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