To accurately count calories burned you need to put on one of the contraptions in the picture and then use the stairs. Instead, our measurement of calories burned is explained below.
- Steps per minute: carried out a study of 50 people with diverse ages and fitness levels. We recorded how many steps they could climb in one minute.
- Calories burned per minute: we utilized the MET that were formulated in the Compendium of Physical Activities . Additionally, we set our base weight at 177 lbs, the average weight of an American.
Combining our numbers and research, we arrived at 0.15 cal per step.
Limitations: We recognize that no calorie burning calculator is completely accurate. Our goal was to find a suitable average that would be accurate for most people.
Feel free to contact us regarding our calculations if you have any additional questions.