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any suggestions on exercises that burn calories

Saturday, February 01, 2014

i been doing the spark exercises again and walking i only burn 130 calories so far today i was wondering if any one had some ideas
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  • DLITE719
    Cardio seems to work best for me. I have invested in a 3# hula hoop and am having lots of fun burning calories. I spend more time bending over to pick it up but hey, that's exercise too.
    Good luck.
    2455 days ago
  • YOGA1973
    To me, long term calorie burning equals muscle building. The more muscle to less fat ratio I have, the more calories I burn with a RESTING metabolism! (yay!)

    To the best of my knowledge, weight bearing exercises usually burn more calories per minute than say, yoga, walking, etc...

    Load bearing can be as gradual as "veggie can curls" while watching TV:
    1 16 ounce can of veggies held like a weight (sideways) in each hand, curl right, curl left

    Or you can use exercise bands; they come in different resistance levels: light, medium, etc.

    Or you can purchase inexpensive small hand dumbells.

    10 minutes here and there, step by step, will get you there!

    Blessings on a good calorie burn! emoticon

    2457 days ago
    As Getstrongrrr says, it really does depend on your fitness level. Make sure you feel like you are pushing yourself - a stroll vs. a walk can be a world of difference. If you don't feel you can walk at a faster pace then walk at a higher incline (hills).

    I like to do old school exercises too. (again, modify to YOUR fitness level). Jumping jacks, skipping rope, push ups, bicycle legs, etc. I personally can't jump due to my knees, so I have to modify my jumping jacks and I can't jump rope. But I can march in place until winded, or lay on my back and air pedal a bike.

    Lastly, the most important thing, is to make sure it is something you will DO. Doing something that you hate is a sure-fire way to stop doing it!

    Keep up the good work!


    *PLAN to work and WORK your plan*
    2458 days ago
    Depending on your fitness level, you should find a way to get your heart rate up. I like to work out with a heart rate monitor. My goal is to get my heart rate to 80% of my max for at least 20 minutes of a 45-60 min workout.

    If you're just starting out, walk more.....try to get up to 60-120 minutes of walking. break them up into 4x 30-min walks if you need to

    Good luck!
    2458 days ago
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