Burn More In Less Time

Fitness Magazine ran an article last year about how much time you really need to spend on your workouts to maintain your weight.  Harvard did a study to settle how much daily exercise you need to fend off weight gain.  In the fine print of the study, after following over 30K women, it all boiled down to how many calories you burned rather than how much time you spent doing it.

So how that breaks down is if you do a tougher workout such as running at a 10 mile per hour pace-you would only need about 2 hours of exercise to burn enough calories (about 1,280 based on a 140lb woman), to maintain your weight.  Compare that to if you take a 20 minute mile pace for walking, you would need about 7 weekly hours of exercise.

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  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

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  2. I like the way you showed the difference between workouts. I know this has been a stumbling block for me.

    Found you @ MBC

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  3. Yes, also Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) is another way to workout for less time and burn more calories. That's AWESOME for me, since sometimes I can only find 20 minutes to workout...

    Sarah

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  4. I love Turbo Fire workouts. They are HIIT workouts.

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