Exercises that burn the most calories are usually the first thing that comes to mind whenever the topic of weight loss pops into a conversation.
Here are some very achievable physical activities that can burn over 500 calories per hour.
Before you begin, it’s good to know that 1 lb is equal to 3500 calories. That means to lose weight, you have to reduce the number of calories in your diet or burn these calories through exercise. But I recommend doing both is best of all!
A strong commitment to a combination of eating less calories and burning more calories through exercise is the most effective and healthy way to weight loss success.
If you reduce your food intake by 500 calories per day, and if you work out daily and burn 500 calories, ‘in theory’ you lose two pounds per week –that’s a safe amount of weight loss per week.
So here are my tips for the biggest burners of +500 calories per hour. Please note that the calories burned per hour are based on a person weighing 160 llbs (approx. 11.5 stone).
- Running at 9 mph – 986 calories burned
- Rollerblading – 913 calories
- Cycling at maximum intensity – 850 calories
- Swimming lengths – 720 calories
- Jumping rope – 730 calories
- Stair treadmill – 657 calories
- Cross trainer- 600 calories
- Jogging at 5mph – 584 calories
- High impact aerobics – 511 calories
Try to mix up your workouts and give a different mode of exercise a try. The variety will help you burn calories, motivate you to keep working out and ensure you don’t get bored!
It’s important to note that these values are estimates, and actual exact calorie expenditure will not be the same for all, as it depends on many factors, such as the intensity of your workout, your weight and your current level of fitness.
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By Lorna Flood, Fitness Expert with www.familyfriendlyhq.ie