Calories burned with exercise depends on many things, including:
1) Intensity (light, moderate, or maximum effort), frequency and duration.
2) Body weight and composition (the heavier and/or the more muscle a person has, the more calories are burned).
3) Type of activity.
4) Current fitness level.
WEIGHT LOSS TIPS
- Keep a food log, so that you can determine which ones contribute most to your calorie intake.
- The popularity of fitness trackers make it easy to track progress. If you don't have one, considering wearing a pedometer to track how many steps you take throughout the day.
- Don't set unrealistic goals or compare yourself to others. Instead, day by day, just stick to your chosen plan of eating healthier and exercising more. Focus on your successes, and if setbacks occur, use them as a learning opportunity.
- Being at an "ideal" weight doesn't necessarily equate to good health. Someone considered overweight who has a healthful diet and exercises regularly can be healthier than an average/underweight person with poor habits. Location of body fat is important, so it is a good idea to take a waistline measurement once per month. Excess abdominal fat ups your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. Risk is higher for men whose waist circumference is greater than 40 inches and for non-pregnant woman, more than 35 inches. Measure just above the hipbones, keep tape horizontal all the way around, do not pull tape tight, and measure just after exhaling.
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