Did you know that the SMALLER You Get...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
the harder it is to burn calories...Every time that I lose weight, I have to input my new weight into my heart rate monitor. I've been noticing week after week, that it is becoming harder to burn more & more calories...So I must say no to all of those extra little treats here & there...It is SO not worth it to me...I found some info about this subject so I thought that I would share with my Spark Friends...
**The amount of calories you burn while exercising depends on your age, sex and body composition.
**Older people tend to have a slower metabolism and also less muscle , which is one of the most "active" calorie-burning tissues.
**Women burn less calories than men when performing equivalent exercise, also because men tend to have more muscle mass.
**People with bigger weight can burn calories at a higher rate than smaller people, because their bodies require more energy for movements.
**Let's take for example a person with a weight of 130 pounds, racing a bicycle at more than 20 miles/hour would burn 944 calories an hour.
**For the same amount of exercise, a person who has a weight of 155 pounds would burn 1125 calories/hour.
**The number of calories you burn is also influenced by the intensity with which you exercise — in general the harder the exercise, the more calories burnt.
**Running at 5mph burns 472 calories per hour, whereas at 11mph you can burn 1062 calories per hour.
**High impact aerobics also burns more calories than a lower impact workout (413 calories versus 295 calories/hour).
Ok, so with that being said, the closer that I get to my goal, the HARDER I must work!! So let me get to work!! Have a great day, Spark Family!! Thanks for reading my blog...:-)