Mélina Lamarche

By Mélina Lamarche

October 14, 2013

Health

Drop 1lb. per week by being active

Article revised on 30 October 2018

You could stand to lose a few pounds? You can do it! All you need to do is crank up your activity level to burn off those excess calories.

If you make a few changes to your diet, your body may use calories more quickly. For a healthy and lasting weight loss, experts recommend that you lose about 1 lb. per week. That’s about 3,500 calories per week or 500 calories per day.

Just remember: the more intense the workout, the more energy you use, but the harder it is to do it for a long time… and vice-versa.

The choice of activity is up to you… Have fun!

How to burn 500 calories…

in 30 minutes (high intensity)

jogging / soccer / racquetball / squash / martial arts / rope jumping / cross-country skiing / biking (20 km/h) / hockey / badminton / tennis

in 1 hour (moderate intensity)

fast walk / biking (15 km/h) / alpine skiing / golf

in 3 hour (low intensity)

walking / car washing / dusting / bowling / billiards

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