Calories Burned Playing Sports
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Bouncing to fitness. Find out how many calories the following sport's activities will help you burn while dieting.
Want to get fit and lose a bit of weight or even a lot of excess pounds? If you purchase one or more sporty balls, they can greatly assist in getting you to a thinner size.
They are fabulous tools for individuals desiring a speedier caloric burn, and while they are assisting in burning energy - sport balls are also assisting in toning the body.
Toning equals a mini-construction site as muscles are strengthened within the body, thus delivering the following healthy benefits.
Toning, a Benefit of Exercise Via Your Favorite Sports
1. As the dieter loses weight and fat is expressed from the body, the skin is loose and tends to sag, particularly when a lot of pounds have been lost. Developed muscle mass assists in filling in the areas where fat once lived, thus eliminating or minimalizing skin sag.
More Muscle Mass Equals More Daily Calories to Support
2. If Daisy is basically identical to Joan in size, age and body frame - but she has more muscle mass than Joan, she'll be able to enjoy more food as muscles require more energy to support than fat. In addition, the activity that is performed in order to produce those muscles will burn additional calories.
Sports for Body Strengthening
3. Embracing a more active lifestyle not only produces more muscle mass, it also strengthens other areas of the body - from the lungs to our bones to the heart, which of course is the largest muscle in the human body.
Sports for Stronger Lungs, Bones & Body
4. As we age, it's more important than ever to remain physically active. The longer the body remains in an inactive state, the more it degrades and becomes susceptible to health issues including a weakened heart, respiratory system, bone degeneration and a vast decrease in energy levels.
Energy is a bit like a fire that is created with wood. The more wood that is added to the fire - the bigger the flames. When the fire receives no wood, it becomes glowing embers and slowly fades into nothingness.
Take note of the following.
The more that an individual weighs, then the more calories - or energy, they will burn playing sports.
While 130 pound Steve burned about 300 calories playing basketball for an hour, 200 pound Will burned almost two times the amount of energy playing for the same amount of time.
Here's just how many calories you can burn with your new sporty balls while playing at a non-pro level...
Calories Burned Playing Sports
Remember that as you drop unwanted pounds, you will naturally start to lose weight at a slower rate. The more one weighs, the more calories burned and the more calories necessary to support current body weight.
Now if Will were to lose down to 130 pounds - assuming that this would be a great weight for him based on his height, age, muscle mass, body composition - then he would only burn about 300 calories playing basketball for an hour - the same number of calories that were burned by 130 pound Steve.
Explaining the Caloric Burn
Let's look at another example.
If 150 pound Todd burned about 500 calories an hour playing soccer and his friend George burns a little over 600 calories playing soccer, would it be safe to say that if Todd weighed 500 pounds he would burn the same number of calories - again, energy.
As a health note, the body recognizes as calories into the body and calories expended by the body as energy.
The answer is 'not necessarily' - and the same would apply to Will and Steve. Keep in mind that the number of calories burned depends greatly on the metabolic rate combined with other factors referenced above - such as muscle mass.
If George is a solid hunk of muscle with little body fat and Will has substantially more body fat, we revert back to the old adage: It takes more calories to support body muscle than body fat.
Be sure to take it slow when starting on any weight loss routine or fitness program. And as we all know, it's best to get the thumb's up from our doctor before beginning.
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