If I had a nickel for every time I asked myself “How many calories do I burn in a day?” I’d be a very wealthy woman. Fact of the matter is that we are burning calories all day long. Whether you are walking to the car in the morning or doing the dishes after dinner at night you are constantly burning calories at some rate. Having this knowledge the correct question we should all be asking ourselves then is “How can I effectively burn as many calories as I can in a day?”
People often want to know the best ways to burn through calories? The truth is that there are about as many ways to burn calories, as there are to ingest them. However the most effective way to burn through those unwanted calories takes a little more work. Yes I’m talking about good old fashion exercising! Exercising is a fantastic way to not only keep your body healthy but keep your mind healthy as well, not to mention that you’ll feel great in the process. As you start meeting your goals at the gym check yourself out in that mirror! Admire your hard work! Enjoy the fact that you are melting away unwanted weight and toning up as you burn through those extra calories. Happiness is key to a healthy life and reaching your fitness goals will definitely make you happy!
There about 3,500 calories in a pound and there are two types of exercises that will effectively burn them for you.
Aerobic exercises use oxygen. When introduced to a complete workout, aerobic exercise is a key component to burning fat. Aside from enjoying increased stamina you’ll have plenty of extra energy and tone up quickly. MY favorite benefit to many of these often-grueling exercise routines are the psychological benefits they provide. These exercises stimulate your mind and will put you in a great mood! Overall you’ll be burning about 500 calories an hour w/ aerobic exercise.
Some examples of aerobic exercises include: Rowing, Running, Kick Boxing, Cycling, Swimming, and Cross Country Skiing
Anaerobic means without oxygen. Anaerobic exercises are short lasting, high-intensity activities, where your body’s demand for oxygen exceeds the oxygen supply available. Compared to aerobic exercises, anaerobic exercises will often burn calories quicker however the downside to anaerobic exercise is that you won’t burn as much fat due to the fact you are depriving your cells of oxygen. Oxygen is needed to burn fat and when your muscle cells don’t have enough oxygen being pumped to them in the bloodstream they will switch over to burning off carb calories instead. Carbs are a primary fuel source for the body and they burn at a high rate of speed during anaerobic exercise since oxygen in the bloodstream is scarce. Anaerobic exercise is FANTASTIC if you are an athlete. These are the types of exercises that MAKE you stronger, they MAKE you quicker, they MAKE you faster!
Some examples of anaerobic exercises include: Lifting Weights, Strength Training, Sprinting, Push Ups and Pull Ups
Exercising is a wonderful activity to introduce to your life and you’ll feel good about yourself the more you do it. Empower yourself, burn those calories and stay in shape!