Calories Burned During Exercise
Written by Diet Bites
When exercise and activity are paired with a healthy daily diet, weight loss results can be greatly increased - but of course, as a savvy little dieter, you're already well-aware of such.
Along this line, other health perks include:a stronger body, a healthier body, a body that feels better and looks better, a body with greater tone and flexibility, a body with better balance, a body that exhibits more stamina, endurance, a body that experiences improved mental functions, and a body that contains more muscle mass. Gee, who doesn't want all that - with a cherry on top, even?
The increase in muscle mass is of exceptional interest to the dieter. Fact is, muscles are a powerful thing and they not only represent strength, they also take more calories to support than fat tissue - so who doesn't want to roll out the welcome mat for that?
Although we can get all jazzed-up about losing weight and adding activity to our daily diet plan, it does take work to accomplish such. Soon after most individuals add exercise to their diet - they fall off the treadmill and return to that comfortable couch - and who can blame them? Personally speaking, resting really makes a body feel comfy, relaxed, lazy and secure. It's much more desirable to sit and munch on our favorite goodies that to hit the pavement running with sweating beading-up on our brow, then running down into our eyes, totally ruining our mascara. Ouch - that sure burns.
But speaking of burns, exercise does just that - to stored calories, as well as to the energy that we insert into our body each and every day. First it attacks the 'fresh meat' then it taps into the fat cells after that if more energy is required for the day.
It's much like tapping into a maple tree for syrup; all that goop is sucked out, thus deflating the body in the process. And while living the luxurious life of a couch potato can be fun in the moment, over time it can make a body feel weak, run-down and like it needs a quick recharge.
Think about a flashlight if you will. When it is used over and over again, the lamp soon become dim. It's an overworked bulb. Now, let's go to the other end of the spectrum; let's not use the flashlight for a few months - or years. Try to turn it on and nada; no light, nothing - not even a mini-ray or a speck of light.
In almost all things, there has to be a balance and this is always the case where life is involved. The body must be placed into balance for total harmony. Therefore, yes - we must exercise or risk having out lamp shut out before its time.
On that note, let's see how many calories the dieter can burn during exercise based on weight and a 30 minute workout:
It is interesting to note that some activities - such as walking the dog will burn about the same number of calories as the person's current weight in a thirty minute time frame. Wouldn't it be cool if all activities performed could be so easily calculated?