Calories Burned With Activity
Calories Burned Per Hour, By weight
|Bicycling (<10 mph)||220||310||Running, 10 mph||870||1235|
|Bowling||165||230||Sitting (watching TV)||55||75|
|Calisthenics||190||270||Sitting (writing, typing)||100||140|
|Driving a car||110||155||Skating, roller||380||540|
|Food preparation||120||175||Skiing, downhill||325||460|
|Moving lawn||245||345||Calories Burned With Activity|
Have You Ever Wondered?
- ….what nutrient-dense foods are? Nutrient-dense or nutrient-rich, foods such as vegetables, fruit, low-fat milk, and lean meat and poultry have substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals naturally, yet relatively few calories, or food energy. An energy-dense food such as candy and regular soft drinks supplies calories, but relatively few vitamins and minerals.
- ….if drinking milk helps you lose weight? Perhaps so. Emerging research suggests that dairy foods (24 ounces per day) as part of a reduced-calorie diet may promote weight loss, more than just cutting calories alone. The potential reasons aren’t clear, but any link may be related to the mix of milk’s nutrients or perhaps milk’s components that appear to boost the body’s ability to burn fat and keep muscle. Stay tuned!
- ….if stress promotes weight gain? The role of chronic stress and weight is an area of research. Among the questions: do hormones released with stress increase appetite, and do these hormones promote fat production and deposits, especially in the abdomen? That said, for many people, stress triggers emotional overeating.
- …..what to do when your weight seems to a plateau? Be patient. Plateaus are normal with weight loss. Your body requires fewer calories to function as you lose weight. Allow time to readjust. Gradually adding more activity may help nudge you off the weight plateau.
This post contains the content of the book American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide 3RD EDITION