The Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge

Calculating Calories

When you log a journey we add up the number of calories you burned making that trip. Because you burn some calories even when you’re doing nothing, we add those calories up too. There are a few different figures shown here:

Main Figure

All the calories burned whilst travelling (even when driving a car, for example).

Active Travel

The figures in the lighter boxes below the main figure, are the calories you burned using active travel modes like cycling or walking.

Compared with Replaced Modes

The figure at the bottom is the number of extra calories you burned by changing your mode of transport (switching from car to bicycle, for example).