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TOPIC: Wii- Just Dance 2 How many calories did I burn?

 
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July 29, 2011 7:42 PM
Hey fellow MFP people quick question for ya! I just did one hour of Just Dance 2 on the Wii. It said I earned a 1000 sweat points when I did 4 songs. I also did an additional 4 songs in that hour. I logged it as Wii Exercise beginner low intensity. It said I burned 236. Did I log that correct? Is that about how many calories I burned? Thanks :)
  8066314
July 29, 2011 7:46 PM
Probably - might be slightly lower even. Kind of depends how hard you went but that's probably an ok estimate.
  8252822
July 29, 2011 7:47 PM
I was doing Dance Central on Kinect tonight and logged mine as Dancing, aerobic, ballet or modern, twist.
30 mins gave me 195 cals burned.
  9634196
July 29, 2011 7:47 PM
I play Just Dance 2 too!
When I first started this website, I googled it, and I found that someone said that they figured it could be considered "aerobic dancing" and it's about 1 calorie per 10 sweat points.
It was 9. some random numbers, but they rounded it to 10 to make it easier and accurate to aerobic dancing.
  9638163
July 29, 2011 7:54 PM
I log it in as dancing, general. I just logged in 60 minutes of it and MFP said I burned 413. MUCH more fun than burning 413 on the treadmill :) I LOVE this game!
July 29, 2011 7:55 PM
Out of curiosity, I wore my Polar heart rate monitor the last time I did an hour of Just Dance 2. It said I burned 315 calories. So, I would think you burned more than 236. I hope that helps.
July 29, 2011 7:57 PM
http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/How-Many-Calories-does-the-Wii-Just-Dance-Game-Burn/4h/
July 30, 2011 6:01 AM
My husband is a brainiac. When I told him about sweat points and that I had read to divide by 4.2, he said, "Sounds like they are measuring in kilojoules.". Sure enough, that is the conversion from kilojoules to calories.
  9086335
July 30, 2011 7:48 AM
QUOTE:

http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/How-Many-Calories-does-the-Wii-Just-Dance-Game-Burn/4h/



Thanks!!! I checked out that website and it was very helpful! I think I actually burned more than 236 calories like I logged but I guess I am ok with leaving it that way. Might give me a bigger surprise in the end on weigh in day!!
  8066314
July 30, 2011 7:49 AM
Thanks everyone!!! This was very very helpful! Now I know what to log everyday :)
  8066314
July 30, 2011 7:49 AM
Thanks everyone!!! This was very very helpful! Now I know what to log everyday :)
  8066314
July 30, 2011 7:49 AM
Thanks everyone!!! This was very very helpful! Now I know what to log everyday :)
  8066314
July 30, 2011 7:49 AM
Thanks everyone!!! This was very very helpful! Now I know what to log everyday :)
  8066314
July 30, 2011 7:49 AM
Thanks everyone!!! This was very very helpful! Now I know what to log everyday :)
  8066314
July 30, 2011 7:50 AM
Thanks everyone!!! This was very very helpful! Now I know what to log everyday :)
  8066314
January 7, 2012 2:52 PM
I've been googling online and found a Wii game official site with sweat point conversions. http://www.wiifitnessandgaming.com/2011/07/just-dance-sweat-points.html
  14574210
October 28, 2012 10:17 AM
4.2 sweat points = 1 cal
January 7, 2013 5:46 PM
Thanks for posting. I was wondering! Couldn't get to the gym today so Just Dance will have to do! smile
January 26, 2013 2:53 PM
I danced 11 songs in 40 minutes. Actually 45 but I am deducting 5 minutes of that for setting up the songs each time one ended.

From what I've read, each song burns roughly 20 calories.

11 songs x 20 = 220 calories burned.
MFP "Dancing, aerobic, ballet or modern, twist" category for 40 minutes exercising = 228 calories burned.

I'm considering the 8 extra calories burned a bonus for getting off of the couch and doing something fun! :)
May 21, 2013 3:08 AM
You burn roughly 200 calories after playing for 30 minutes
It's approx 23 calories per song, so that sounds right (:

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