How To Burn 1000 Calories A Day
Need to know how to burn 1,000 calories a day? If you want to burn a large amount of calories each day, you should first consult a physician. It's a reachable goal, but may not be safe if you aren't in good health. Unless you are climbing a mountain, running a marathon or spending the day playing a very competitive game of paintball, you will probably want to break up the 1,000 calories into more manageable pieces. Assuming you spend eight hours sleeping, eight hours working and three hours on eating, commuting, and other essentials, that gives you five hours to work out within an average day. So if you let the dishes go undone, and skip television for a night, you can squeeze in ten half-hour work outs. If you burn 100 calories each round, you can burn those 1,000 calories more easily than you think. So grab a pen, give yourself ten slots, and set up your mini-workouts with the following list of ideas to get you started. You may not even need all ten! Keep in mind that these numbers are averages for a 150 pound person.
- Skip it! Jumping rope will burn 100 calories in just ten minutes! Fill a half-hour and you are nearly a third of the way to burning 1,000 calories!
- Crank it up! Dance with intensity to your favorite music for fifteen minutes to burn 100 calories. A slow dance with a partner will take 25, but the time may fly by faster on your way to 1,000 calories.
- Step it up! A twenty-minute power walk will burn 100 calories. An hour will get you nearly a third of the way. See how quickly 1,000 calories can disappear?
- Tennis anyone? Fifteen minutes of intense competition will burn 100 of those 1,000 calories, and you'll be having too much fun to notice.
- Dive in! Swimming laps in another great ten-minute workout. 100 more calories gone!
- Hit the hoops! Go one-on-one for twenty minutes and watch 100 calories dribble away (groan!). Have 1,000 calories scheduled in yet?
- Push those pedals! If you really get those tires spinning, a twenty MPH ride can burn 100 calories in just five minutes! No wonder cyclists are so skinny! They must burn 1,000 calories every day!
- Kick it! Get friends together for a game of kickball or soccer and burn 100 calories in twenty minutes! Even if you lose, you win!
- Feel the burn! At a gym or with a DVD, fifteen minutes of low-impact aerobics will get rid of 100 unwanted calories. And you thought burning 1,000 calories was hard.
- Step it up! Ten to twelve minutes of step aerobics will leave 100 calories behind. Walking up and down actual stairs works as well as using a portable six-inch step.
As you can see, there are many ways to combine short bursts of activity into a 1,000 calorie burn. Even if you can't burn 1,000 calories every day, learning to fit exercise into your schedule is a great habit to get into. Whether you work out for minutes or hours, getting active can lead to a leaner, healthier you!