Fitness is a daily, active pursuit because with our fast paced life, it is becoming increasingly hard to make out time for exercise. Every fitness activity such as walking or jogging, biking or HIIT, burns calories, but some burn more per minute than others. The more intense the pace, regardless of the activity, the faster you’ll burn calories. Also, your burn rate is affected by your weight. The more you weigh, the more you’ll burn in the same amount of time. Below are five popular fitness activity choices and the average amount of time it takes a person weighing about 68 kg to burn 150 calories.
Biking: The health benefits of cycling includes muscle toning, improved cardiovascular health and better blood circulation. It is one of the simplest forms of working out as a form of moderate physical activity required by the human body.
Running Or Jogging: Running is a great way to get into shape. It also can benefit almost every part of the body and lift the mood. The faster the body moves, the faster it is easy for the body to burn calories.
Walking: Walking is one of the of the best activities to start with, particularly if you have been sedentary for a long time. Walking is generally considered a perfect aerobic activity. It doesn’t require any particular skills or talents. It provides adequate aerobic benefits because one foot is always on the ground. Walking is relatively easy on the joints.
Swimming: One of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, from head to toe. Swimming increases your heart rate without stressing your body. It tones muscles and builds strength and endurance. Swimming for 20 minutes can burn an average of 196 calories.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): HIIT combines short periods of intense exercise with short periods of rest. It is one of the best workouts for fat loss because it gets the job done in half the time.
Here is a starter workout you can try:
- Perform jumping jacks as fast as you can for 45 seconds and then rest for 1 minute.
- Perform lunges as fast as possible for 45 seconds and rest for 1 minute.
- Continue with different exercise routines for 45 seconds with 1 minute resting in between.
- Repeat a few times for a 20 minute, fat blasting workout.