Calorie Intake

How many calories should an athlete or active person eat each day?

This number can vary depending if your sport is more aerobic (endurance) or anaerobic (Power and Sprint). A marathon runner may eat more than a body builder depending on how much a person weighs.

Make sure to calculate your total calories before determining your daily calorie intake needs.

Calculate your calories

All Middle/Long Distance Events: running, cycling, swimming

800m, 1 mile, 2 miles, 3 miles, 5k, 10k, 10 miles, Half Marathon, Marathon

Now that you have calculated your calories you simply take your weight and multiply it by 0.63 and then you will get how many calories you burn while running one mile.

Example: 136 x 0.63 = 85.6 calories burned

Power/Sprint Events:

50 to 400m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Javelin, Wrestling, Judo, Boxing and other short sprint sports

Now you that you calculated your calories you simply take your weight and multiply it by 0.63 and then divide that number by 16, then multiply that number by 2 and finally you will get how many calories you burn for every 100 meters.

Example: 136 x 0.63 = 85.6 calories burned / 16 = 5.35 x 2 = 10.7 + 5 for walking and/or resting per minute = 15.7 calories burned

Team Sports:

Soccer, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Field Hockey

To calculate your burned calories for playing a team sport simply take the time that you play and multiply that number by 12.

Example: 60 minutes of playing time x 12 = 720 calories burned

Sports – combination of running, weaving, dodging, throwing, defending:

about 12 calories each minute