It’s an ongoing debate in the nutrition world: Is one kind of diet—say, low carb or low fat—better than another for weight loss? It seems like research comes out on the regular that’s in favor of one kind of eating, only to be overshadowed by another study that suggests the opposite. So, what’s a health-conscious runner trying to drop a few pounds to do? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now, it looks there’s another wrinkle to add to the mix: The BMJ just published a report, which found that people who followed a low-carb diet burned more calories than those who consumed a high-carb diet. But before you get excited, we’re here to tell you why you should take the findings with, er, a grain of…sugar. What the New Low-Carb Study FoundIn the study, researchers assigned overweight and obese people who had previously lost weight to one of three weight-maintenance diets: the first to a high-carb diet (60 percent of their diet from … [Read more...] about A New Study Says You’ll Burn More Calories by Eating Low-Carb. But That’s Not the Full Story
Which workout burns more calories
For some guys, there's nothing better than a good long run. Jogging for hours can give you a chance to clear your head, get out of the house, and burn through calories — all great perks you won't get from sitting on the coach. Lots of guys love the benefits they get from running, but hate the monotony of the activity. These sad sloggers only keep it up because they know its good for them. At a 10-minute-per-mile pace — roughly the average guy’s marathon pace — you’ll fry about 10 calories a minute, which isn't too shabby. Once you up that pace, you can burn even more, but the scenery probably won't get any more interesting even though it's zooming by a little faster. If anything, resentful runners will only feel worse, because the task just gets harder. Thankfully, non-runners shouldn't feel like they're trapped in a jogger's world if they want to quickly burn up some calories. If running isn’t your favorite cardio exercise, there are plenty of … [Read more...] about 11 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ORLANDO – High-intensity interval training has become a big deal among workout enthusiasts, who like the short bursts of intense exercise alternated with longer periods of rest. But some folks still prefer low intensity workouts – repetitive moderate motion for 30 to 45 minutes. So which is better for you? ADVERTISEMENT “They both have their place,” said Niki Davis, fitness manager at the 365,000-square-foot RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club in Maitland. “Decide for yourself that you’re going to be someone who includes exercise in your life and just try to figure out what that is for you.” The difference between the two workouts, obviously, begins with intensity. Yet, as you look at your fitness – both how to get it and how to keep it – … [Read more...] about Which workout is best? High or low intensity?
Getty ImagesJohner Images When you finish an intense track workout, you know you’ve burned a significant number of calories. But what you may not realize is that your body continues to burn them even when you’re done running. This process is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), and it’s what people generally refer to as the “afterburn effect.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We spoke with two certified strength and conditioning specialists to get the basics on what EPOC actually is and what it means for runners.What Is EPOC?EPOC is simply your body’s way of cooling down after exercise. Our bodies use oxygen to produce energy while we’re exercising, and exercise that uses more oxygen—anything that’s high-intensity, such as an interval workout—burns more calories. Running Strong, which offers coaching and rehabilitation services to runners. It expends energy to help accomplish this. As a result, … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do You Really Burn Once Your Workout Is Over?
We’re huge fans of running. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road. Related: RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From Men’s Health That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body and Mind It also burns calories, of course. At a 10-minute-per-mile pace—roughly the average guy’s marathon pace—you’ll fry about 10 calories a minute. That’s a solid number, and if you run faster, you can burn even more. But if running isn’t your favorite cardio activity, there are plenty of other modes of exercise that can help you torch calories at a lightning fast rate. Related: 3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day “In general, you burn more calories by doing high-intensity weight training than you do running,” says Harold Gibbons, a trainer at Mark Fisher Fitness in New York City, and the New York State Director of the National Strength and … [Read more...] about 10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running