Anvanca™ defines exercise as any activity which requires effort over a period of time. Any effort or movement requires energy, and energy requires the body to burn calories. It becomes exercise, when this effort is maintained over time. It’s measured in calories burned per time period, say 30 minutes.
For many, this is a shift in thinking. Most people view exercise as something you do at the gym, or as part of a daily routine outside. In reality, exercise can be something as simple as cleaning the house, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther away from your destination so you have to walk a few extra minutes. The great news is that when it comes to weight loss, your body cannot tell the difference. For the most part, a calorie is a calorie. The intensity of the effort is a measure of how fast you will burn calories. However, the total amount of calories burned depends on how long you keep up the effort. For example, you will burn more calories per minute jogging vs. cleaning the house, but 15 minutes of cleaning burns more total calories than 5 minutes jogging. What’s the moral to the story? Get up and move. Anything besides sitting down burns something and even a little something over an extended period of time can make a difference.
Traditional exercise activities such as running, swimming, jogging, etc., require more energy and time commitment. However, they will help you burn more calories faster. In order for 155lb person to burn, approximately 200 calories/day, he or she could:
Go for a run: 30 minutes of jogging will burn approximately 200 calories. If you want fast results, pick up the pace. Running a 10 minute mile will get you there in 20 minutes.
Go for a swim: 15-30 minutes of lap swimming can get you there. The harder you swim, the faster it comes off.
Go to the gym: Depending upon your intensity level, 20-30 minutes on a bike, elliptical trainer, or treadmill will get you there.
Before you start any vigorous activity, talk to your health care provider to make sure your body can handle it. It’s always best to start small and work your way up. You should see your doctor if you have any of these risk factors: cardiovascular problems (heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, etc.), diabetes, obese, pregnant, injured, or have chronic pain.
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