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May 17, 2011 9:21 AM
Does anyone know? I'm not talking about a stair climber...but just walking up and down the stairs at home. I can't get to the gym today and still wanted to do something while home. How many calories do you think that would burn for say 15 min?
May 17, 2011 9:27 AM
There is a measurement in the exercise section. "Running/Jogging up the stairs" or something similar to that. You could use that and as an exercise.
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May 17, 2011 9:28 AM
I do this at work and I looked online it said 10 min would be about 95 cal so that's what I go by : )
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May 17, 2011 9:28 AM
QUOTE:

There is a measurement in the exercise section. "Running/Jogging up the stairs" or something similar to that. You could use that and as an exercise.


What she said!
May 17, 2011 9:29 AM
Depends on your weight. But for a 150 pound person you would likely burn around 100 calories- 115 calories for 15 minutes. I based this off of a low impact aerobic work out/ fast walking.

Good job getting something in since you won't have time to hit the gym!
Karen
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May 17, 2011 9:32 AM
I was wondering the exact same thing! I always feel bad if I don't log some form of exercise for the day...but I have a staircase where I work and I must go up and down that thing at least 10 times a day! I do work at a desk, but trust me, I give that staircase a workout some days! Thanks for asking this, now I know it does count and I don't have to feel so bad!
May 17, 2011 10:04 AM
Ok, guys....I just found this link. http://stairway.hc-sc.gc.ca/calcalc.aro

You can enter your weight and time and it will calculate calories burned for going up and down the stairs!! I plan on breaking mine up in increments of 10 min/3x today. Can't do 30 min all at once!:)

Hope this helps!
June 25, 2012 1:48 PM
QUOTE:

Ok, guys....I just found this link. http://stairway.hc-sc.gc.ca/calcalc.aro

You can enter your weight and time and it will calculate calories burned for going up and down the stairs!! I plan on breaking mine up in increments of 10 min/3x today. Can't do 30 min all at once!:)

Hope this helps!


drinker
June 25, 2012 1:50 PM
OMG are you also adding time for "falling and hurting" and then "ambulance ride and cast-wearing?" I'd KILL myself if I tried that! I hope your stairs are carpeted!!!

In all seriousness though, it's a great idea for a workout at home, inside, with no special gear/equipment (especially when the weather is crummy, like it is for my area today).
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June 25, 2012 1:56 PM
Can't help with the calorie burn but stairs are great exercise. A few years ago a friend of mine worked in an 8 or 9 storey office building and kick started his fitness program by taking the stairs instead of the elevator (the office was on the top floor).

At first it practically killed him (just walking) but within 3 or 4 months he was running all the way to the top.
June 25, 2012 1:57 PM
if you get really good: CLIMB THE CN TOWER!

https://webmedia.cstonecanada.com/ImageGalleryPro/mediaobjects/WWF/CN_TOWER_CLIMBS/splashPage.html
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June 25, 2012 1:57 PM
Use a HRM to track your calories burned or there are many websites that you can use to calculate your burned calories
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July 26, 2012 3:51 PM
Livestrong said up & down stairs for a 160 lb person would burn 102 calories in 10 mins.
November 14, 2012 9:21 AM
Thanks for the website. I was wondering the same thing.
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December 6, 2012 2:54 PM
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March 6, 2013 5:49 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Ok, guys....I just found this link. http://stairway.hc-sc.gc.ca/calcalc.aro

You can enter your weight and time and it will calculate calories burned for going up and down the stairs!! I plan on breaking mine up in increments of 10 min/3x today. Can't do 30 min all at once!:)

Hope this helps!


drinker
November 25, 2013 10:54 AM
I know this is an older forum, but I found this link today when I was looking for a tool to calculate how many calories I burn for my weight when I walk the stairs at work. Just plug in your weight and how long you climb for.. I hope it helps someone .. http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/caloriesburned/stair_stepping/result?weightPounds=250.000&duration=15&activity=&met=9.0&submit=
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December 9, 2013 6:41 AM
Hey, thanks, Smokey, I just googled this and it brought me to this page. None of the other links were working for me. smile
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January 7, 2014 7:06 PM
QUOTE:

Use a HRM to track your calories burned or there are many websites that you can use to calculate your burned calories





Agreed, I have a simple timex HRM and its awesome-has my weight and age and with my heart rate recorded its pretty accurate. Using HRM tells me I burn much more than what computer tells me and probably for you all as well too! I sometimes wonder if I am just out of shape at the speed/effort Im going in my workout or if I'm just using THAT much effort… heart
Edited by RedArizona5 On January 7, 2014 7:08 PM
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January 10, 2014 10:27 AM
I found out by walking up and down the stairs you can burn 102 pound in 10 minutes if you weight 160 lbs. If you run up and down the stairs you can burn 190 calories. It goes by weight so if you weight more the burning of calories are more.
January 10, 2014 10:45 AM
On your page, go to exercise, then go to add exercise under cardiovascular, in the search engine type in “walking upstairs”. Then in the matching exercise box, click on the exercise, that will open a box to the right side, type in your time and then add. Good to go.
I hope that helps.
V/r,
DW.
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January 10, 2014 11:01 AM
I would suggest using the MFP calculator as it will add it to your log and modify you caloric intake accordingly. I am sure that it already takes into account your weight.

V/r,
DW.
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January 10, 2014 11:22 AM
Rule of thumb -> one calorie per 100kg body weight for every metre climbed.

So (as an example) if you weight 180 pounds and do 15 stories worth in 15 minutes you're looking at...

180 pounds -> 81kg so... 81/100 * (15 stories * 3m/story) -> 36 calories.
January 10, 2014 11:26 AM
QUOTE:

Use a HRM to track your calories burned or there are many websites that you can use to calculate your burned calories


No. This is exactly the kind of exercise for which HRMs will give highly exaggerated readings.
January 10, 2014 11:28 AM
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if you get really good: CLIMB THE CN TOWER!

https://webmedia.cstonecanada.com/ImageGalleryPro/mediaobjects/WWF/CN_TOWER_CLIMBS/splashPage.html


I climbed the CN tower last Oct and it took me 25 minutes
I wore my heart rate monitor and it said I only burned 100 cals...
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