5 Calorie Burning Myths

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Check out these 5 calorie burning myths.

Here are 5 calorie burning myths according to prevention.com.

Number 5 – Sex is a great exercise for weight reduction, right? Well not so much. According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, the average encounter burns a mere 21 calories. Unless you can handle a ten times a day type of deal, don’t skip out on the gym for sex.

Number 4 – More sweating doesn’t necessarily mean more calories lost. Your sweating rate depends on your body, not just the chosen workout. According to exercise physiologist, Tom Holland, those who are in shape tend to sweat faster, as their bodies are more efficient at cooling down.

Number 3 – Working out on an empty stomach does not give you an advantage. Research done by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that eating a snack about 30 minutes before a workout allowed for more fat burning throughout the day.

Number 2 – Contrary to popular belief, you can’t burn as many calories walking as you could when running the same distance. Running, being more grueling requires much more energy.

Number 1 – Exercising every single day of the week doesn’t always equate to guaranteed fat loss. Aim for exercising 5 days a week for 30 minutes. The days your body takes a break, focus on eating a little less.