Health & Wellness

Burn with BREC

Part of BREC’s mission is to help EBRP to be healthier and to help you understand how to best use our parks and programs to achieve that goal, we have created our Burn With BREC initiative. Many of the programs, events, activities, and events we offer can help you achieve your fitness goals. Use our workout calculator below to determine how many kcals you can burn with different activities you can do in BREC parks & facilities.

Our Partnership with Pennington Biomedical Research Center

This information would not be possible without our friends at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. They provided the information and continue to work with us to make East Baton Rouge Parish healthier.

About Calories
What is a kcal?

What is the difference between calories and kilocalories?
In the U.S., energy in foods is expressed in kilocalories (kcal). The scientific definition of a kilocalorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water one degree Celsius from 15? to 16? at one atmosphere.

The true calorie, sometimes referred to as a "small calorie," is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius from 15? to 16? at one atmosphere. A kilocalorie is equal to 1000 calories. While the term "calorie" technically applies to the "small calorie," in common usage, such as in reference to food energy, the term "calorie" is actually a kilocalorie. Internationally, most countries express food energy in kilojoules (kJ). One kcal equals 4.184 kJ. The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference contains values for both kilocalories and kilojoules.
Source: USDA.GOV

Burn Calculator

Enter your weight in the box below to see how many kcals you can potentially burn during 30 minutes of the activities listed.

Your Weight (lbs):

Activitykcal per 30 minutes
Jogging - 5 mph0
Jogging - 6 mph0
Jogging - 7 mph0
Jogging - 8 mph0
Bicycling Light - 10-11.9 mph0
Bicycling Moderate - 12-13.9 mph0
Bicycling Vigorous - 14-15.9 mph0
BMX0
Painting - Inside0
Painting - Outside0
Gardening - General0
Gardening - Heavy0
Gardening - Tree Planting0
Trash Collection - Walking0
Trash Collection - in Canoe0
Fishing - Standing on Bank0
Fishing - Walking along Bank0
Fishing - Sitting in boat0
Paddle Boarding0
Volleyball - General0
Volleyball - Beach0
Volleyball - Competitive0
Badminton - Social0
Badminton - Commpetitive0
Bocce Ball0
Boxing - Punching Bag0
Boxing - Sparring0
Kick Boxing0
Table Tennis0
Archery - non-hunting 0
Swimming - Laps (light)0
Swimming - Laps (vigorous)0
Swimming - Treading0
Surfing - Body or Board (general)0
Surfing - Body or Board (competitive)0
Water Aerobics0
Trail Clean Up0
Hiking0
Baseball0
Canoeing - Light0
Canoeing - Moderate0
Canoeing - Competitive0
Dancing0
Football0
Horseback Riding0
Kayaking0
Pickleball0
Golfing0
Skateboarding0
Soccer0
Tennis0
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