Print Article
  BookMark Article

Author Login    Author Login

Existing members will have to use the lost password facility to get new username and new password

Welcome Guest! Please login or create an account.



If you do not have an account yet, you can register ( Here ), or you may retrieve a lost user/pass ( Here ).

Navigation    Navigation

   10 newest articles RSS

Author Highlights    Featured Author

Dennis Warner
Will clayton

View My Bio & Articles

sagir khan

"i am a executive link builder."

View My Bio & Articles

Melville Dubois

"Travel enthusiast. I love traveling and outdoor activities.

Write about..."

View My Bio & Articles

Other Websites    Websites of Interest

Can Exercise Help You Lose Fat?

Author : Phil Tucker

The golden goal that drives everybody to exercise these days is the desire to lose weight, to burn fat, to become a chiseled model like those that are displayed on the cover of so many magazines. We want to get ripped, so we decide that we should hit the gym for a little exercise, that we might start jogging and somehow expect the pounds to slide off. Three weeks in we check our weight, and see that it hasn't changed significantly, so we give up and go back to the couch. What is going on here? Are our expectations too exaggerated? Can exercise help us lose weight, and if so, how should we go about it?

First, let's look at a simple fact. The amount of calories that you will burn while exercising will depend on how hard you exercise and for how long. Thus an Olympic cyclist can burn thousands of calories in a day when they go out for a six hour high intensity ride, but your average novice trainee won't be able to maintain much intensity for very long at all. Most likely a novice will go for a light jog for twenty or thirty minutes, and consequently burn only about 80 calories or so during the course of their training regimen.

What does this mean? That the people who don't need to lose the weight are the ones who can burn the most calories while the overweight novices are going to hardly make a dent in their caloric expenditure. Of course, as these novices become better at exercising they will gradually begin to burn more calories. While the novice might only burn about 5 to 10 calories a minute, an intermediate trainee might manage to maintain a burn of about 15 calories a minute, so that in half an hour they burn about 450 calories, a decent amount.

Given that a pound of fat has 3,500 calories, your novice trainee who is exercising for thirty minutes a day every day of the work will burn about 210 calories a day, for a total of about 1,500 calories a week, which is a little more than a third of a pound. This is also making the huge assumption that 100% of weight lost during exercise is fat, which is clearly not the case. Thus it becomes obvious that for beginners exercise is not the best way to lose weight, though it can grant a host of other benefits.

Author's Resource Box

Try the Shakeology Price and Shakeology Chocolate!

Article Source:

Tags:   diet, fitness, health, weight loss, exercise

Author RSS Feed   Author RSS Feed     Category RSS Feed   Category RSS Feed


  Rate This Article
Badly Written Offensive Content Spam
Bad Author Links Mis-spellings Bad Formatting
Bad Author Photo Good Article!




Submitted : 2011-08-15    Word Count : 424    Times Viewed: 373