Which Exercise Burns Up What Calories

Exercise for your health!

It has been calculated that 1 pound of body fat is equal to 3500 calories.
This means that in order to lose 1 pound we have to walk for about 12.5 hours.
So don’t expect fast weight loss and remember to eat wisely.
The mood and feel-good benefits, however, are immediate and
the health benefits of exercise are endless.


  • Our body needs constant energy to maintain itself,so even when we’re fast asleep, it is still burning up calories!
  • However, most of us do not take enough exercise during our waking hours!
  • Ideally, we should aim to take 20-45 minutes exercise a day.

Exercise burns calories e.g. swimming burns 500+ calories while cycling burns 450+ calories.To see which exercise burns up what calories, see chart below.

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Role of Exercise in Obesity

The National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES I) showed that people who engage in limited recreational activity were more likely to gain weight than more active people. Other studies have shown that people who engage in regular exhausting activity gain less weight than inactive people.

Physical activity and exercise help burn calories. The amount of calories burned depends on the type, duration, and intensity of the activity. It also depends on the weight of the person. Continue reading