Week 3 The Calorie Burn

If you think running and walking both torch the same number of calories per mile, you better put down that cookie.


Click Here:  L2R PW Burning Calories  By Amby Burfoot

If part of your reason for joining the CARP Brockville Power Walking or Running Clinic is to lose weight, you’ve come to the right place! Running and Power Walking are top excercises to help you torch calories.  To effectively lose weight however, its not rocket science but a matter of simple arithmetic.  If you burn more calories or units of energy than you take in, you will lose weight.

Keep a log of the food you eat throughout the day and document the number of calories you are consuming.   Also include the calories you burned during your walk or run and finally include your BMR which is your basal metabolic rate or, the number of calories you burn doing nothing.  You can visit any number of websites which have calculators to help you.  I suggest www.livestrong.com

A visual of calories in and calories out will keep you on track and help you stay motivated.  Remember, 3000calories make up a pound gained or a pound lost.