Is cardio the only way to burn calories?


 Absolutely NOT! Check out the photo below from my heart rate monitor. During that hour and 56 minutes I only did 15 minutes of cardio and burned 100 calories during that time. The other 880 calories I burned are from lifting weights and about 15 minutes of stretching.

Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the amount of energy (calories) expended while at rest; it’s basically the minimal amount of energy required to sustain bodily function such as blood circulation, temperature regulation and breathing. Plain and simple, we burn calories doing absolutely nothing.

Any additional activities will cause additional calorie burn which is why many fitness professionals just want you to GET UP AND MOVE! Gardening, cooking, cleaning, walking, and many other daily activities increase your energy expenditure.

Everyone’s RMR is different and varies depending on age, sex, genetics, body composition, etc. If you’re serious about weight loss, it’s a good idea to know what your RMR is.
Need help figuring it out??? Message me your AGE, HEIGHT and WEIGHT and I will be able to provide you with a pretty close estimate.

Advertisements

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s