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How to Burn 500 Calories EASILY
How to Burn 500 Calories EASILY!
Ever wonder how to burn 500 calories? Burning 500 calories a day seems to be a common starting exercise goal for individuals. When I first started working on dieting and exercise, burning 500 calories a day was one of my goals... but I was REALLY flexible about the goals in the beginning. I used to 15-20 minutes on a machine, then add in a little weightlifting, and a lot of walking around thinking about how hard it is, and told myself that it totaled about 500 calories. Maybe you've done the same thing... well, here's the truth! I'll take all the guesswork out of it for you!
500 Calories is a significant number mathematically as well. See, a single pound of body weight is equal to 3,500 calories. So, mathematically, if all other factors remain the same (assuming you are holding weight currently and not gaining weight on a weekly basis), burning 500 calories a day would result in 1 pound of weight loss in a week! So, if you find exercise to be easier then dieting, maybe asking how to burn 500 calories would be a great starting place for you.
I have built the below chart as a starting place for understanding EXACTLY how much effort it would take daily in order to know how to burn 500 calories a day. I tried to choose a variety of tasks, some fun and some standard exercises for your reference. This chart should give you a good feeling to how much effort this will take.