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10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

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  • I meant I knew about the cardio First. I can't find any editing here. Sorry!
  • Great tips! I must say I do about the cardio First, but I hate being all sweaty on the weight machines after cardio, and I hate seeing the machines gross and someone doesn't wipe down after they use machines. So using the weight machines for me First I feel better and not all sweaty. I will try again, but I know that is a tough one for me. I bring my towel to every machine and wipe down after my use, but most people at my gym never have a towel. So gross!
  • or work in the garden pulling weeds, raking, digging up big old weeds,,, that got the old heart rate up!! and accomplished something, too!
    You can also burn your calories by eating negative calorie food. Those foods that burns more calories in the process of being eaten and getting digested by the stomach than it provides to the body is called negative calorie food.

    Negative Calorie Fruits: Blueberry, apples, cranberry, grapefruit, lemon, honey dew melon, watermelon, blueberry, grape fruit, orange and strawberry.

    Negative Calorie Vegetables: Celery, lettuce, cabbage, Asparagus, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, papaya, beans, radishes and zucchini. (Read in details ..
  • These ideas are mostly good, and can break a plateau. if you find what works best for you. No one said it would be easy.
  • The reason the Strength Training groups had a longer calorie burn is from the simple fact~ST burns calories LONGER and Cardio burns calories FASTER.
    Thanks for these pointers, will keep these in mind and review these often to remind me why I am doing them and to keep motivated, Thanks.
  • Just wanted to add that listening to music while exercising in a safe environment (i.e. not running outside) would seem to make sense.
  • Nice article with some great advice. However, there are two issues that I question. First, listening to fast music. This is fine if you are running on a treadmill or elliptical, or using a stationery bike. However, if you are running outside where there is traffic, listening to music interferes with your ability to hear traffic and other noises. It's no surprise that many races prohibit the wearing of ear buds. I know many people listen to music while running on streets, however, no matter how careful you are, your hearing is still impaired. You can not hear the same with buds plugging your ears with music piping in as you can if your ears are free from obstructions. That's just basic knowledge. I would leave the music for the treadmill.

    The other issue that I question is the focus on breathing, but this one is more of a personal one. Focusing on my breathing is the last thing I want to do when I run. I completely ignore my breathing; that is what helps me truly enjoy my run. Focusing on breathing while running, for me, make breathing laborious, and running laborious, and not in the good way that the article intends. I'm curious about how other runners feel about this.
    The other suggestions are great. I run on hills every day. It's hard to avoid them where I live; it's a good thing I enjoy running on hills!
  • For me, if I do cardio first, I'm psyched up to do the Strength Training; vice-versa, and I'm pooped--must be that runner's high phenom. 8-)
  • Great advice - especially not to burn yourself out. (You burn zero calories when sidelined by injury!) I love intervals. The only bit of advice I question is the "do cardio first" ... I've seen many articles / studies that say the opposite. In the end, I guess it doesn't much matter. If you're doing BOTH strength training and cardio, you're doing awesome regardless of "proper order." Keep sparking everyone!
    nice post on burning calories. I tried all these steps one by one and found it quite pleasing. I highly recommend this strategies in life. Thank you

    Also i found another site similar to your topic. Can i follow that as well.
  • I do cardio first. Usually the stairsmaster on level 16 to start and by the time I end I'm at level 20. I do it for only 15 minutes but according to the machine I burn about 330 calories in the 15 mins. I then do 10 minutes of running followed by about 45 mins of strenght training training and lifting and finish off with 10 more minutes of more stairsmaster. Occasionally I may skip the running. Upping my cardio has allowed me to reach my goals faster. Started at 259 weighed in at 216 this morning.
    As someone who worked as a personal trainer, I would say proper form is key. I've seen too many people do certain exercises in completely the wrong way!

    Also agree with previous comment: Be careful with plyometrics. It can be too harsh for some people's joints, and those like me who have internal organ displacement.

    As with ANY exercise program, you should always consult your doctor before beginning.
  • Be careful with plyometrics - they can be hard on the joints.

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