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The number of calories that you burn while footbiking, (non-motorized scootering), lie somewhere between that of bicycling and running. The advantage of scootering over running is that there are fewer injuries. Because you can scooter to and from work or even run light errands, scootering is a means of exercising that is very easy to incorporate into a person’s everyday life. Whether you are two or 72, age is no restriction. Almost anyone can obtain the benefits of footbiking including those who are overweight. The number of calories that you burn while footbiking depend to a large extent on your body weight and fitness level. Shown below is a calorie consumption overview:
Please note: In case you're interested. A Kilojoule is a unit to measure food energy. About 4.2 Kilojoules = one Calorie.
Calorie, with a capital C is actually = 1000 calories with a small c. It's the capital C Calories that are found on the outside of food containers. Capital C Calories are often refered to as kilocalories as they are shown in the below chart. If an item's food energy is measured in Kilojoules simply divide the Kilojoules by 4.2 to find the equivalent food energy in Calories .
Calorie-burning body weight 65 kg :
Calorie-burning body weight 75 kg :
DAILY NUTRITIONAL ALLOWANCES
( Source - Health Canada )
Calories 2400 2000
Fat 90g 65g
Protein 56g 46g
Sodium 1500 - 2400 mg
Carbohydrates 281 - 325g
The top speed on a footbike over a distance of 40 km for men is about 30 km/hr and about 27 km/hr for women. The caloric numbers shown above are based on a footbiker who is in reasonably good condition and has good kicking technique. Note that people who start kicking burn more calories than mentioned in the upper table. All data shown above is courtesy of the International Kicksled and Scooter Association. For further information on the sport of footbiking please visit www.iksaworld.com