|Physical Activity||Calories Burnt
(in 1/2 hr)
|Driving a car||50|
|Kissing (Lips locking)||6.4 cal per minute|
|Taking the stairs||25|
|Washing the dishes||50|
|Cooking from scratch||50|
|Sitting at the desk||25|
|Talking on the phone while walking||60-75|
|Talking on the phone while sitting||40|
|Reading a book||80|
|Chewing a gum||6|
The amount of calories burned during physical activity is governed by a number of factors that include, weight of the person, the physical fitness level, metabolism, type of exercise, time of exercising, and the intensiveness of the exercise.
These figures are based on a moderate intensity level.
A heavier person burns more calories with the same amount of physical activity, since the body requires more efforts to move the heavy body while exercising.
Exercising harder and faster increases the calories expended because moving faster requires more effort and more effort always requires more energy.
But to burn fat it is better to exercise over a longer time of light exercise.
Carbs provide a faster energy source. So whenever you need to exercise, carbs are the better fuel. Fats are favored during long, low-intensity activities.
So doing cardio for only 15 minutes makes no sense. In the first 25 minutes, your body uses energy from glycogen ( the reserve of carbs). Burning fat starts after 25 minutes of exercise.
Exercising in the morning before having your breakfast will make you burn fat directly without burning the glycogen before.
Burning both fat calories and carb calories can result in fat loss.
Even small amounts of exercise are great for your health. Just moving a little every day can improve metabolic functions.
If you have not been active before, then doing 30 minutes of low-intensity activity can still help you lose weight.
Always remember to warm up slowly and to cool down gradually.
Care should be taken by everyone when performing any new exercise, especially if the exercise is intense or performed for a long duration.
The intensity level for all exercises should be built up gradually over time until the body becomes use to it.