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So spice up your own program of weight loss exercises by customizing it according to your our own weight loss needs. Variety is still spice of weight loss. You should’nt be satisfied just with pounding pavement or sweating in a gym. Variety makes you learn how much you’re capable of. Play around, pick and choose, experiment with your own customized personal weight loss program.
Whatever weight loss exercises you choose from following, try to get your heart rate up to about 70 percent of your safe maximum. You can do that by using this formula: 220 minus your age equals your Maximum Safe Heart Rate. Keep it at this rate for a solid half-hour. Don’t go over 85 percent rate for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Of course, heart rate doesn’t figure into strength builders such as weigh lifting.
Note : The calories-burned figures that follow are for a 110-pounder. A 154-pounder should add on another 28 percent to that number, while a 198-pounder should add 55 percent.
Walking : Calories burned at 2 mph is 145 per hour; 3 mph is 235 per hour; at 5 mph is 435 per hour.
Jogging : Calories burned at 5mph is 530 per hour which is roughly about a 12-minute mile.
Jumping Rope : Calories burned is 600 calories per hour.
Swimming : At 30 yards per minute (about one lap of an Olympic-size pool), calories burned is 330 per hour.
Water-walking : Calories burned is 360 per hour in a fast game.
Bicycling : Calories burned at 10 mph is 390 per hour.
Aerobic Dancing : For low impact, calories burned is 240 per hour and for moderate impact, 350 per hour.
Square Dancing : Calories burned is 350 and up – way up! – per hour.
Table Tennis : Calories burned is 450 hour.
Rowing : Calories burned is 600 per hour.
Cross-country skiing : Calories burned at 10 mph is 600 per hour.
Weight Lifting : Calories burned is 250 per hour.
Martial Arts : Calories burned is 620 per hour.
You really won’t know what you like unless you try it. And if you haven’t tried it don’t knock it. Try mixing gardening with walking, housework with rowing, bicycling with weight lifting, dancing with martial arts, table-tennis with cross-country skiing, outdoors with indoors, team sports with solitary sports. Without variety, humans get bored and stale. They stop reaching. Boredom makes human beings quit.
Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For updated links and information about weight loss, please go to: http://weight-loss.besthealthlink.net/ or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to: http://www.besthealthlink.net/