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Calories Burned Chart by sports activity

If you haven't exercised in a while, slowly work your way up to a more demanding regimen. This is especially important for high-impact activities such as running and certain types of aerobic, which put extra stress on your joints. Remember to stretch before and after working out to prevent injuries.

Strength building exercises not only burn calories; they increase muscle mass. Increasing your muscle to fat ration will increase your metabolism, even when you are not exercising.

Approximate Calories Burned Per Thirty Minutes of Activity

Activity 185-pound man 125-pound woman
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Basketball (full-court) 538 364
Bicycling (13 mph) 394 266
Cross-country skiing (8pmh) 577 390
Golf (twosome) 250 169
Jogging (5 mph) 333 225
Rowing (vigorous) 538 364
Running (8 mph) 577 390
Swimming (55 yd/min) 488 330
Tennis (beginner) 178 120
Walking (4.5 mph) 266 180

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04:31:58 on 09/04/06 by webmaster - Fitness Workout -
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If you haven't been exercising in a long time, read this !

If you haven't been exercising in a long time, then remember the concept of homeostasis. The magnitude and speed of change determines the amount of resistance to change due to homeostasis.

If you decide to run five miles on the first day after years of being a couch potato, your mind may be willing, but your body will not be pleased.

If you start a program too quickly or vigorously, then you might become injured, overly tired, and uncomfortable, all of which may discourage and dishearten you.

The Walking Workout

05:02:01 on 06/30/06 by webmaster - Fitness Workout -
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How to Increase Metabolism

Lean body tissue (muscle) has a faster metabolism than fat tissue. When you exercise moderately, you lose fat tissue more than lean body tissue, so your metabolism increases.

This is part of the reason why moderate exercise helps to increase your metabolism. And as your metabolism increases, you burn off calories faster, even when you're not exercising.

Why Weight Training can help to Increase Metabolism

02:58:52 on 06/27/06 by webmaster - Fitness Workout -
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Fitness Workout : Chi Kung

If you are into fitness, you might try Chi Kung. It is a favorite exercise practice by Taoists, find out the benefit of Chi Kung ...

07:37:45 on 03/21/06 by webmaster - Fitness Workout -
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Cardio Exercise

Cardio exercise consists of walking, running, jogging, rowing , cross training etc. Cardio exercise can improve our cardiovascular system and plays an important role in weight management ... Learn more about cardio exercise ...

09:56:51 on 01/17/06 by webmaster - Fitness Workout -
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