Here’s a list of exercises and how many calories they burn, depending on the amount of time spent performing them. Being physically active doesn’t necessarily mean having to sweat it out at the gym – you’ll be surprised how many calories you can burn performing everyday activities such as housework or gardening. Besides the obvious benefits of exercising to burn calories (losing weight and improving the way you look), being physically more active also helps to boost your mood and helps to relieve stress. Couple exercising with healthy eating, and you will not only help to control your weight, but you will help to reduce your risk of getting a variety of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Bear in mind that the figures given here are examples of average calories burned for a woman weighing 152 lbs and a man weighing 185 lbs. Actual calories burned while exercising will vary from person to person, depending on your age, how much you weigh to start with, and the intensity of the exercise or activity.
|EXERCISE/ACTIVITY||LENGTH OF TIME
|CALORIES BURNED FOR WOMEN||CALORIES BURNED FOR
|Walking, slow pace||30||86||105|
|Walking, fast pace||30||172||210|
|Cycling, slow pace||30||207||252|
|Cycling, fast pace||30||345||420|
|Pilates / Yoga||30||86||105|
|Wii-Fit, general exercise||30||86||105|
|Skipping with Rope||20||230||280|
To see how many calories you are burning whilst you are exercising, you might like to invest in a Wrist Monitor Calories Counter that you can wear while working out. It’s a great way of seeing exactly how many calories you are burning as you perform your chosen activity.
N.B. It is advisable to consult your doctor/health care professional before undertaking any new diet or exercise regime.
See also Health Benefits of Exercise
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