Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Calorie Burning

Have you ever wondered which forms of exercise or work burn the most calories? I have heard from hundreds of people who thought that substituting housework for exercise and then believed that they were burning enough calories to warrant not exercising. So what do you think? Is housework enough to offset the need to exercise?

To keep everything even, we took a few exercises, housework and other more fun activities and compared them using a person who is 130 pounds, performing the activity for 30 minutes at a moderate pace.

Here are the results

Jogging – 292 calories
Swimming – 261
Walking – 171

Vacuuming - 73
Dusting – 69
Laundry and Folding Clothes – 62
Washing Dishes – 66

Playing Cards - 50
Watching Television – 31
Kissing – 31

There it is where you correct in your how you thought about calories burning. Clearly, the best activities to burn calories are those where you get out to do some exercise. In addition, work is stressful, exercise actually should not be stressful, and it should be relaxing. That may sound crazy, but it is true.

If you do plan on jogging, walking or swimming, and want to burn more calories just go longer, extend the workout at for by 5 minutes then 10 and so on.

Merry Christmas

By Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Clubs

Credit: Calories Control Council

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