Fitness Friday

Contributor Post by Rachelle….

Often when people start an exercise routine, they wonder just exactly how many calories are being burned during their activities. It can be quite confusing. To know this information can help, especially when you are trying to lose weight. I found a great website where you can type in your weight and your activity and it will tell you approximately how many calories you are burning.

Here are a couple of examples for you:

150 lb. woman

60 minutes Bodypump class=500 depending on effort

60 minutes Spin class=675 depending on effort

60 minutes Running 6mph=684

60 minutes Walking 4mph=381

60 minutes Pilates intermediate=351

60 minutes sex =288

220 lb. man

60 minutes Bodypump class=607 depending on effort

60 minutes Spin class=1003 depending on effort

60 minutes Running=1135

60 minutes Walking=515

4 hours of golf carrying own clubs=2429

4 hours of golf using cart=1373

Of course these can go up or down depending on how hard a person is pushing themselves, muscle mass, and weights/tension used.

Here are the calories of a few of our favorite foods/drinks that can be easily eliminated from someone’s diet and make a big difference in weight loss.

1-6 oz. glass of wine=120

1 chocolate chip cookie (homemade)=78

1 12 oz. soda=140

1 coffee shop latte=150 (depending on what is added/type of milk etc.)

A pound of body fat equals 3500 calories. With a bit of extra activity and by eliminating a few indulgences, you are well on your way to a healthy and active lifestyle!

Let today be the day you decide to make a change. Let today be the day you decide to be healthy.

Now I know there are many reasons or excuses to not take this leap. No support at home, busy schedule, don’t know where/ how to start. I read a great running quote today.

“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen” -Nike

Don’t you love that! YOU make the choice. YOU make the change. YOU feel the satisfaction. YOU reap the benefits.

Make the choice to be healthy today. You won’t regret it, I promise!



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