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Top 10 Calorie Burning Activities

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Top 10 Calorie Burning Activities

Making the MOST of your workout time means engaging in activities that provide high intensity and burn the largest number of calories.  Hectic and busy lives often leave little time for workouts, so it’s important to make every minute as effective as possible.  Our clubs offer the facilities, programs and highly educated staff to ensure the BEST USE of Your TIME spent being physically active.  Engaging in NEW and DIFFERENT activities also helps to stimulate your muscles and body into a greater calorie burning mode.

To lose weight – you need to reduce the number of calories consumed per day, and a balanced approach is to decrease calorie intake AND increase calories burned.  One pound of weight equals 3,500 calories.  Theoretically, burning 500 calories per day, and decreasing your food intake by 500 calories per day will result in a 2lb loss per week. Consider hiring a qualified personal trainer to jump-start your calorie burning quest, or to ramp-up intensity of workouts.  Trainers will also make sure you are performing at optimal calorie burning levels, on a consistent basis.  Finally, personal trainers can provide tips and tricks to improve healthy eating habits and reduce calories.

The Mayo Clinic reports the following calories burned during 1 hour of the listed activity. Numbers are Based on a 160-pound person

  1. 986 calories burned: Running at 8mph
  2. 913 calories burned: Rollerblading
  3. 730 calories burned: Tae Kwon Do
  4. 730 calories burned: Jump rope
  5. 657 calories burned: Stair treadmill
  6. 584 calories burned: Jogging at 5mph
  7. 511 calories burned: Backpacking
  8. 511 calories burned: Racquetball
  9. 511 calories burned: Cross-country skiing
  10. 511 calories burned: High-impact aerobics

These counts are estimates, as each individual burns calories differently.  Intensity, weight and personal fitness level also impact the amount of calories burned.

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