Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thought For the Day

.......just think.......700 calories a week, 2,800 a month.
(from FOWW Newsletter)

1. A brisk walk for 15 minutes will burn 100 calories. Use a pedometer to track how many steps you've taken and to time how long you've walked.
2. Do housework. Yes, I know it's not anyone's favorite thing to do, but turn on some music and do little activities like vacuuming for 25 minutes.
3. Jump rope quickly for 10 minutes.
4. Climb up and down your stairs for 15 minutes.
5. Turn on the music and dance around the house for 20 minutes.
6. Wash your car for 30 minutes.
7. Garden or mow the lawn for 20 minutes.
8. Jog in place for 12 minutes and burn a little more than 100 calories.
9. A light intensity of approximately 10 mph will burn more than 100 calories in just 40 minutes. 10. Just 20 minutes of golf will burn 100 calories.
11. I'm not referring to swimming laps or training for the Olympics. Just a 15-minute leisurely swim will get us to our goal.
12. If you're pressed for time or working long hours, invest in a fun aerobic videotape and use it for 10 minutes.
13. A fun 30-minute Frisbee toss with your kids or a friend will burn up our needed calories, and it's a bit more pleasurable than a boring jaunt on the treadmill.
14. Pushing a stroller burns approximately 60 calories in 20 minutes. No problem, two nice and easy 20-minute strolls per day will get the job done without even breaking a sweat.
15. 15 minutes of vigorous weight training will burn approximately 100 calories. You don't have to workout forever. Just three 15 to 20 minute sessions per week will keep your bones strong, muscles tight - - and you'll keep burning calories after your workout.

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