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.
So GET ACTIVE!!
- 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.
|Type of Exercise||Calories/hour|
|Golf, with trolley||180+|
|Golf, without trolley||240+|
|Gardening, hoeing etc.||350+|
|Cross country ski machine||500+|
|Skipping with rope||700+|