How many sit ups does it take to burn 290

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 ups 2. Fitness level 3. Adaptation to exercise 4. Temperature I 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.

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