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How to Manage Weight

How to Burn Calories and Boost Metabolic Rate for Optimum Weight Management

A good way to manage weight is to increase your activity level. This increases calorie burn, protects against muscle loss and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently, raises your motivation to lose weight and helps you to maintain a healthier weight.

How Greater Activity Helps You to Manage Weight

Let’s say you eat an average slice of carrot cake (approx 350 calories).

  • If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 32 minutes.
  • If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 70 minutes.
  • In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to lose weight.
  • Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your weight management program.

Note: all calorie-burn figures are approximate. They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less calories.

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