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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...:-)

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    LOL, yes, ma'am, those things are all true!

    Also, the more cardio you do, the more efficient your heart and lungs become, and that causes fewer calories to be burned, too! I've already noticed this in my exercise classes. I used to burn 500-600 cal/hour in spinning when I started around 270. Now I am lucky if I burn over 300 per hour (at 213)...
    4079 days ago
  • NYCOLA44
    This is really good information to know. I keep wondering who I work out with are loosing more, but they were all bigger than I guess I have to step up my game and work a little harder.
    4148 days ago
    Good info! Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    4168 days ago
    Thank you...this was informative, and I will keep this in mind as I move further into my weight loss journey.
    4172 days ago
    Thanks for the info! This is really helpful. I guess I also have to step it up a notch or two. They say those last few pounds are always the hardest to get off. Well, I have a long way to go, so I'll keep this in mind when I'm on my last 20. emoticon

    4175 days ago
    Thanks for the info.

    Our WW leader said that after age 60, your body is really in a survival mode and will try to keep the calories, thus making it harder to lose weight.

    That's why it is important to stay thin while you are young.
    4176 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/20/2009 11:51:59 AM
    Yes, sadly I knew this. Losing weight was so easy in the beginning. Now after losing 85 lbs and getting closer to my goal the HARDER it is!! Hate that!
    4176 days ago
  • CKELLY13
    Thanks for posting this! It is difficult for me not to get discouraged sometimes, when I read about people losing 6 pounds or ten pounds a month, and I struggle to lose maybe one or two. I need to remember that every body is different and since I have less to lose I will have to be that much more patient and work that much harder!

    4176 days ago
    Hi Carla, Happy Hump Day!

    Thanks for the very imformative information. Have a great day!

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    4176 days ago
    I really needed to be reminded of some of these things. Thanks! emoticon
    4176 days ago
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