Calorie Consumption

The number of calories that you burn while footbiking, (non-motorized scootering), lie somewhere between that of bicycling and running. The advantage of scootering over running is that there are fewer injuries. Because you can scooter to and from work or even run light errands, scootering is a means of exercising that is very easy to incorporate into a person’s everyday life. Whether you are 2 or 72, age is no restriction. Almost anyone can obtain the benefits of footbiking including those who are overweight.

Calorie Consumption by Weight

The number of calories that you burn while footbiking depend to a large extent on your body weight and fitness level. Shown below is a calorie consumption overview:

Calorie-burning – 65 kg body weight:

 Activity  Tempo  Kcal (Calorie)  Kjoules
 1 hour  sitting  65  273
 1 hour- walking  3 km/hr  130  546
 1 hour -walking  6 km/hr  325  1365
 1 hour – biking  20km/hr.  520  2184
 1 hour – biking  30km/hr.  650  2730
 1 hour – footbiking  18km/hr  720  3074
 1 hour – footbiking  23km/hr  850  3570
 2 hours – sitting  sitting  130  546
 2 hours – walking  3 km/hr  260  1092
 2 hours- walking  6 km/hr  650  2730
 2 hours – biking  20 km/hr  1040  4368
 2 hours – biking  30km/hr  1300  5460
 2 hours – footbiking  18km/hr  1440  1648
 2 hours – footbiking  23km/hr  1700  7140

Calorie-burning – 75 kg body weight:

 Activity  Tempo  Kcal  Kjoules
 1 hour.  sitting  75  315
 1 hour walk  3 km/ hr  150 630
 1 hour walk  6 km/hr  375  1575
 1 hour biking  20 km/hr  600  2520
 1 hour biking  30 km/hr  750  3150
 1 hour footbiking  18 km/hr  820  3444
 1 hour footbiking  22 km/hr  950  3990
 2 hours  sitting  150  630
 2 hours walking  3 km /hr  300  1260
 2 hours walking  6 km /hr  750 3130
 2 hours biking  20 km / hr  1200  5040
 2 hours biking  30 km /hr  1500  6300
 2 hours footbiking  18 km /hr  1640  6888
 2 hours footbiking  23 km /hr  1900  7980

The top speed on a footbike over a distance of 40 km for men is about 30 km/hr and about 27 km/hr for women. The caloric numbers shown above are based on a footbiker who is in reasonably good condition and has good kicking technique. Note that people who start kicking burn more calories than mentioned in the upper table. All data shown above is courtesy of the International Kicksled and Scooter Association. For further information on the sport of footbiking please visit: http://www.iksaworld.com

Daily Nutrition

For reference, here are the suggested daily nutrition amounts by Health Canada:

Men Women
Calories 2400 2000
Fat 90 g 65 g
Protein 56 g 46 g
Sodium 1500 – 2400 mg
Carbohydrates 281 – 325 g