Activities, The Calorie Burn
Written by Diet Bites
All activity burns calories, even breathing, coughing and laughing...."
Did you know that the amount of calories you burn for a specific activity depends on the amount you weigh? In other words, a 100 person will burn less calories during the activity than a 200 pound person.
It requires a lot more energy to move 200 pounds than it does 100.
In addition, the more weight a dieter loses - the less calories their body requires to sustain their current weight.
In order to lose more weight they may have to trim even more calories from their daily diet - or add more exercise to their daily routine.
While exercise can be a pain, it may actually be less bothersome than cutting calories from the daily diet. And moving boosts metabolic rate while toning muscles which take more calories to support than fat.
Run or Walk for Burning Calories?
Did you know that whether you run a mile, or walk a mile - you'll burn about the same number of calories? However, the run will strengthen your heart, muscles and lungs and while muscle builds over time amid activity, it will require an increase in energy intake to support. Simply put? You can eat more food without experiencing weight gain and your body will be in a higher state of good health.
Many other things come into play when making calculations in the Activity Burn Field, such as an individual's personal composite, chemical makeup and metabolic rate. Two individuals may mirror one another in several areas yet experience two totally different rates of metabolic burn.
Listed below are a few examples of about how many calories an activity will burn for 20 minutes of activity based on an individual who weight about 150 pounds.
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Weight Loss Tips
Try the following dieting tips for weight loss success:
- Got the munchies for something sweet?
Try a sucker. While suckers lack nutritional goodness, they take a long time to eat, and will help satisfy and fill up a sweet tooth for about 50 - 80 calories.
- Keep in mind that a bunch of little changes in your diet might be better than one big change. If you have never been able to take off the unwanted weight, it's time to try something different.
Example: Rather than cut back severely on calorie intake, start choosing fruits in their natural states for dessert; try eating a salad or soup before mealtime and consume more fiber for a feeling of fullness.