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Classes an exercises kristiwest7904 — Oct 05, 2018 08:13AM PDT

WHY are half the exercises and classes I take for cardio not listed on here??? I believe I am going back to spark people. I look up pound, treadmill, all kinds of other things and nothing shows up. So hard to be accurate if it doesn't have the exercise in the database. Can someone help me out with this?

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 05, 2018 01:37PM PDT

Hello,

There are always some exercises that vary for each individual, making the calories burned difficult to calculate accurately. We like to research each exercise before adding it to our database, making sure we have the most precise formula. This formula is based on an average.

If you know roughly how many calories you are burning with a device like a heart rate monitor or activity tracker, you can override the calories burned field by tapping directly on it and then put in your information. You can also add a new exercise yourself, just go to “cardiovascular” and then “create new exercise.” Your estimate will be added to your personal database, and not the main database.

If you don’t want to use a heart rate monitor or similar device, you can make a rough estimate. This won’t be as accurate as an activity tracker. To do this, you can try substituting another exercise already in our database.

If you are interested in an activity tracker, you may want to look into our third party integrations. Several of our integrations offer solutions for monitoring your calorie burn over the course of the day and can update your MyFitnessPal calorie goals based on this data.

On the site, you can find out more about our integrations at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps.

All the best,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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