Patient: How many sit ups does it take to burn 290 calories for someone that weighs about 140 pounds
Doctor: Hi,Thank you for writing to Ask The Doctor.There are many factors which decide how many calories are burnt while doing situps. A few of these are:1. Speed of sit ups2. Fitness level3. Adaptation to exercise4. TemperatureI do not recommend that you use sit ups to calculate the amount of calories burnt. Instead, you can perform exercises like jogging or walking several times a week to get the calorie burn. Also, aim for a deficit of 500 calories per day and try to lose 1 kg per week.