Day 10: Calories In = Calories Out
On the tenth day of FitMas NCHPAD gave to you...some facts about calories to help you maintain or lose!
By: Kelly Bonner
Let’s take a look at some facts. One pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. In order to gain or lose one pound you have to add or subtract 3,500 calories. That’s why it is so hard to lose weight and why it is usually easier if you combine diet and exercise to reach your goals. Exercise can play a large role in weight loss and keeping off those extra holiday pounds. On average (depending on the type of exercise) 1 mile burns about 100 calories. For instance, 5 miles a day for 7 days would burn one pound or if you split it up between cardio and diet you could get 2.5 miles in and subtract 250 calories from your diet and achieve the same effects!
Here is a list of exercises and the calories they burn for a 150 pound individual:
|30 minutes of wheelchair basketball||221 calories|
|30 minutes pushing manual chair||136 calories|
|30 minutes Krank||250 calories|
|30 minutes walking||186 calories|
|30 minutes general weight lifting||112 calories|
|30 minutes swimming||223 calories|