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No such thing as an excuse

Well the title kind of says alot but as I walk on the treadmill this morning thinking about all the hurdles I’ve had to jump over I think about people’s excuses and they make me mad. Don’t get me wrong people are untitled to their opinion but if you say your going to do something do it.
I was an avid marathon runner, lost 65 pounds, found out I had compartment syndrome and excess scar tissue had surgery, recovered a year later to find out in my check up that I have a tumor in my ankle and a torn unrepairable ligament in the other side of that ankle. Those are my excuses to acting crazy sometimes but never an excuse to lay in bed and not enjoy an active lifestyle. I may not be able to run, climb stairs and do calf raises for the rest of my life but damn it I won’t let an excuse be more important than my need for health. You shouldn’t either! There are no excuses worth being excused and if you truly wanted it bad enough there would be no I’ll start tomorrow only I will start today.

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Want to burn an extra 1000 calories a day?

If you have hit a plateau here is a good way to up your calorie burn.

 At rest, you burn about 1.5 calories per minute. Roughly 15 calories per minute when you exercise as hard as you can. But, you can only exercise at that intensity for one to two minutes at most. The fitter you get, you will get closer to being able to exercise for an hour or more at 80 percent of maximum effort and burn about 12 calories per minute.

The more intense you exercise the more calories you burn.

For example, if you walk slowly on the treadmill(2.5 or 30) you will burn about five to seven calories per minute. But, if you run at 80 percent or more of maximum effort, you will burn more than 12 calories per minute.

The benefit of this is that you will build some muscle in your legs, and muscle rev up your metabolism, which in turn will help you burn more calories for the rest of the day.

So start off slow, if you’re doing a 3 on the treadmill now,pick it up to 3.5 get comfortable than step it up again to 4 or 4.5. If your tall you should be able to speed walk a 4 or 4.5 on the treadmill.

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METS

Ever wonder how they figure out how many calories are burned for a specific exercise? Well each activity is assigned a met number. Met stands for metabolic equivalent of a task, basically caloric measurement of the energy expenditure of a specific task. When you sit you burn 1 met, playing golf 4. Let’s say you wanted to figure out how many calories you burned playing golf today(no cart). Here’s where that math you swore you would never use after highschool comes in….
Mets x your weight (in kgs) x time(in hours) x 1.05= calories burned.
So if you played golf today for 30 minutes and you weigh 60 kgs here’s your calorie expenditure.
4x 60 x .5 x1.05= 126 calories.
So 30 minutes of golf burns 126 calories.
So now when your on the treadmill you know how the machine calculates calories burned and estimated calories per hour..
Check out this link for a list of common exercises converted to mets.

Http://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/activity-categories

METS

Ever wonder how they figure out how many calories are burned for a specific exercise? Well each activity is assigned a met number. Met stands for metabolic equivalent of a task, basically caloric measurement of the energy expenditure of a specific task. When you sit you burn 1 met, playing golf 4. Let’s say you wanted to figure out how many calories you burned playing golf today(no cart). Here’s where that math you swore you would never use after highschool comes in….
Mets x your weight (in kgs) x time(in hours) x 1.05= calories burned.
So if you played golf today for 30 minutes and you weigh 60 kgs here’s your calorie expenditure.
4x 60 x .5 x1.05= 126 calories.
So 30 minutes of golf burns 126 calories.
So now when your on the treadmill you know how the machine calculates calories burned and estimated calories per hour..
Check out this link for a list of common exercises converted to mets.

Http://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/activity-categories