by Kris Pitcher
That's right! Five minutes to MORE fat loss! Adding just 5 minutes to your current cardio workout will kick your program up a notch, and your fat loss up too. We don't want to add a lot of time right off the bat. Too much change too quickly - well that's a recipe for disaster.
By adding 5 minutes, if I weight 140 pounds I am burning an additional 22 calories (assuming I'm walking 3.5 MPH). In a week that's an extra 550 calories. I'm pumping up the fat loss! Different activities have different calorie burn qualities and I looked up a few examples:
stationary rowing or cycling = 39
circuit training = 45
step aerobics = 56
rollerblading = 39
jump roping = 56
downhill skiing = 34
Activities of daily living count too. Just a few more minutes of an activity can add up - and I'll be honest, these make me laugh:
house cleaning = 20
chopping wood = 34 (because I'm chopping wood all the time)
marital e hem "relations" = 8 (everyone knows you need more than 5 minutes)
shoveling snow = 34
gardening = 25
Adding just 5 more minutes to your routine won't break the time bank. It might break the fat plateau though. Kick things up a notch and commit yourself to more fat loss. It's just 5 minutes!