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.
All Middle/Long Distance Events: running, cycling, swimming / Power/Sprint Events:
Now you that you calculated your calories you simply take your weight with the appropriate sport or activity located on the Burning Calories page and multiply that with the time you were active.
Example: Light Running (10 calories for each minute) x 25 minutes of activity = 250 calorie burned while light running for 25 minutes based on a person who weighs between 120 to 150 lbs.
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
about 12 calories each minute