The American Council on Exercise® (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. To help you tailor a fitness program to meet your needs, ACE offers the following free online information and fitness calculators. For more information, visit acefitness.org.
Compare your body weight to your height to come up with a value that indicates whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.
Percent Body Fat Calculator
Knowing an estimation of your body composition is a valuable practice because a person’s level of body fat is directly correlated with health outcomes.
Measuring Blood Pressure Tool
Abnormally high blood pressure readings could be an indication that you should see your physician before becoming more physically active.
Daily Caloric Needs Estimate Calculator
Knowing how many calories your body needs each day is the first step in managing your weight.
Risk of Chronic Disease Tool
Determine if you may have an increased risk for injury during exercise and if you might benefit from further screening from your physician before becoming more physically active.
Heart Rate Zone Calculator
Establishing how hard you are working out is important to properly benefit from your exercise program, but also ensure you’re not working too hard and risking injury.
Weight-training Load Calculator
Aside from good form and technique, the key to proper weight training is to understand how much weight to lift to effectively stimulate the muscles while simultaneously avoiding injury.
Physical Activity Calorie Calculator
When weight loss is a goal, regular physical activity is the most effective way to increase the body’s caloric expenditures.
Benefits of Physical Activity
Regular physical activity helps to improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces the risk for many chronic diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help.
- Control your weight
- Reduce your risk of heart disease
- Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes & metabolic syndrome
- Reduce your risk of some types of cancers
- Strengthen your bones & muscles
- Boost your mental health & mood
- Improve your ability to do daily activities
- Lengthen your life expectancy
CDC Physical Activity Guidelines
The CDC has outlined age-appropriate guidelines to help you determine the optimum levels of physical activity needed to achieve the above health benefit.