HEALTH 05/29/2018 04:03 am ET Gum chewing “measurably affects physical and physiological functions,” the authors of the study concluded. By Mary Papenfuss The old quip about being able to walk and chew gum at the same time could turn into a health adage. A new study published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that chewing gum while walking increases heart rates for both men and women — and burns more calories for men. For the study, researchers at Tokyo’s Waseda University divided 46 female and male test subjects (ages 21 to 69) into two groups. One group chewed two different sizes of gum while walking for 15 minutes at a normal pace. The second group also walked for 15 minutes, but swallowed a powder which contained the same ingredients as gum but didn’t require chewing. Researchers tested subjects’ resting and average heart rates while walking as well as the distance covered and walking cadence. They also calculated … [Read more...] about Can You Walk And Chew Gum? Then Start Chewing For a Healthier Workout
Which workout burns more calories
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
You've been working out a ton and are convinced this is going to be the week that the number on the scale is finally where you want it to be. And then...nope. Womp womp.Put away that sad trombone—with a few simple changes to your normal routine, you can finally start to see results. In fact, changing it up is basically the secret sauce for making progress—whether you want to lose weight or just get strong AF. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “Your body adapts to your workout, so it’s important to tweak your normal routine so you continue to get the most out of it,” explains Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S. and founder of TS Fitness in New York City. Here, some of his favorite ways to switch up your workout if your goal is weight loss. 1. Warm up (but really tho)If you jump into your workout without prepping your body first, well, you're a normal human being. But you won’t be able to perform as optimally (read: burn as many calories), says … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Switch Up Your Workout Routine To Lose More Weight
Check out Women's Health's Fitness Faceoff every week to learn which moves will best help you reach your fit goals. Here's this week's faceoff:High intensity moves are the best way to set fat on fire—anytime you spike your heart rate high, you’re boosting your metabolism to burn more calories. But no one wants to spend more time revving that heart rate than they have to, so you want to make sure you’re opting for the move that will hit you hardest.Mountain climbers may be classic, but it’s really squat jacks that jack up your metabolism, says New York-based trainer Chris Ryan, C.S.C.S. “Both moves focus on your glutes, and whenever you engage your butt, odds are it will be a metabolically-challenging move since this is our biggest muscle,” he explains. But mountain climbers can be a tougher exercise to maintain ace form—it can be hard holding plank position if your wrists are tight or you have limited mobility in your glutes. Squat jacks, on … [Read more...] about Which Move Will Rev Your Metabolism Faster: Mountain Climbers Or Squat Jumps?
Calories are those little units of energy we consume whenever we eat, well, anything. And they are arguably the most talked-about part of any weight-loss journey.The general rule is that if you eat more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight. And if you take in fewer calories than you use, you’ll lose weight. And if those numbers are more or less even, your weight will stay about the same. It seems simple, but the number of calories you need to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight from lean muscle depends on your activity levels, body size, hormones, sleep, and more, explains registered dietitian Wesley Delbridge, R.D., a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. So figuring out how many calories you need per day can be crazy-complicated.And, it's also important to remember that, when it comes to cutting calories for weight loss, lower is not always better. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, your calories should never … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do I Need To Lose Weight?