Sunday, August 10, 2008

OMG!

Wait until you get to the bottom of this to really understand where I'm coming from on the title!

Type of Exercise - Calories/hour
Sleeping - 55
Eating - 85
Sewing - 85
Knitting - 85
Sitting - 85
Standing - 100
Driving - 110
Office Work - 140
Housework, moderate - 160+
Golf, with trolley - 180
Golf, without trolley - 240
Gardening, planting - 250
Dancing, ballroom - 260
Walking, 3mph - 280
Table Tennis - 290
Gardening, hoeing etc. - 350 (for some reasong "hoeing" cracks me up!)
Tennis - 350+
Water Aerobics - 400
Skating/blading - 420+
Dancing, aerobic - 420+
Aerobics - 450+
Bicycling, moderate - 450+
Jogging, 5mph - 500
Gardening, digging - 500
Swimming, active - 500+
Cross country ski machine - 500+
Hiking - 500+
Step Aerobics - 550+
Rowing - 550+
Power Walking - 600+
Cycling, studio - 650
Squash - 650+
Skipping with rope - 700+
Running - 700+

Exercise for your health! It has been calculated that 1 pound of body fat is equal to 3500 calories. (OMG! Are you kidding me?!) 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 sensibly.

The mood and feel-good benefits, however, are immediate and the health benefits of exercise are endless. So GET ACTIVE!!
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