The Negative Impact of Exercise

February Dieting Tips, Part 1

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Bites Newsletter Edition #11

Over-Calculating the Caloric Burn

All too often the individual who exercise over-calculates the number of calories they have burned amid their activity session.

For example, dieter Andy just walked one mile at a brisk rate.

He weighs about 200 pounds.

If he walked for an hour at 3.5 mph he would have burned 345 calories.

So for that one mile, he burned about 115 calories.

Eating More Calories Than Burned Amid Exercise

And even if he had not walked, he would have still burned x-amount of calories that his body uses to keep his vital organs in check.

Once home, Andy grabs a Cheese Danish which contains 450 calories - and he is feeling very confident that his one-mile brisk walk burned off those 450 calories - that he can eat the Danish without guilt.

Underestimating the Power of the Sun, Climate & Changing Weather Conditions

Dieter Betty walks every day after lunch to get in her exercise for the day.

She has done such since early spring - and now it's mid-summer. She sets out in her pair of running shorts and short-sleeved shirt.

By and by, she starts to sweat profusely amid the 100 degree temperatures.

If only she had worn a protective hat - as well as sunglasses - as well as sunscreen. If only she hadn't decided to brave the blazing sun.

Signs & Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion Due to Over Extending the Body in Summer Heat

By the time that Betty reaches her home, she is feeling sick to her stomach. She is dizzy. She is producing zero sweat and feels faint.

After a visit to the emergency room, she discovers that she experienced heat exhaustion.

Over the next few weeks she is at risk for experiencing sunstroke.

Simply put, prepare for your activity adventure being mindful of the weather, the power of the sun as well as storms, icy weather and exercising after the sun sets in the darkness.  Over Estimating Endurance

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