You may be wondering, how can I know how many calories I’ve burned jogging and how many I’ll need to take with me on that next trip? It’s a good question and the solution is quite simple. A running watch tells you the exact number of calories you’ve burned while jogging, while a calorie counter calculates how many calories you’ve consumed and how many calories you need to take with you on that run. The reason that both of these methods work so well is because you’re actually tracking the physical activity while you’re working out. Here’s how.
Reasons To Start Jogging
When you start jogging, you’re constantly burning calories. The first thing you will notice as you begin jogging is that your pulse starts to increase. This is the body telling you that it’s getting ready to start moving. Your heart rate will increase for the next hour or so while you are jogging and will typically peak for about thirty minutes after you’ve finished jogging.
Once your pulse starts to increase, the amount of calories you’re burning increases also. However, your calories consumed will start to decrease after you’ve finished jogging. Now, if you had just walked or jogged for an hour, then after you’re done burning the calories, the amount of calories you’ve burned will have all been subtracted from the amount of calories you’ve consumed. This will make it look like you’ve lost some weight, especially if you’ve walked a little bit.
However, when you add walking to your daily routine, you will start to burn more calories. So, the goal is to increase your walking time by one hour each day. As you increase your walking time, you will burn more calories and you will soon see the scale tip upward. Once you reach your goal, you can then take this to the next step by increasing the number of calories you burn with a pedometer every week.
Jogging Calorie Burned
When I first started jogging, I didn’t know how many calories I was burning and didn’t care. I figured that I’d be doing less of it, since it was only going to be a couple of miles per day. This was fine for me and I did not work out enough to really see any dramatic results. When I started to read up on losing weight and dieting, I came across a couple of websites that provided information based on how many calories you burn by walking as compared with jogging. It was kind of surprising because I thought that jogging was so much more active than walking. Once I learned that running actually burns more calories, I changed my mind and started jogging again.
The instructions on the site said that you need to walk for at least five hours a day, at least eight miles for one hour, and then add more as you feel stronger. Based on these instructions, I began jogging every morning. I started to burn more calories than I was burning walking, and after only a week, I dropped a few pounds. In addition, my legs were getting stronger so that when I jogged, I could walk faster.
Concept Of Calorie Density
If you want to make sure that you are burning the most possible calories each time you jog, it’s important that you understand the concept of “calorie density.” This is basically how many calories you are burning versus how many calories you eat each day. This way, you can choose to jog instead of walking, or you can increase the amount of time that you jog, but choose something different like swimming or cycling instead. This is where your metabolism will help you greatly.
If you are looking to lose weight or get in better physical shape, I highly recommend jogging. It really is one of the best things that you can do. Start slow if you are new to jogging, especially if you are just starting out. Eat healthy and choose low-impact exercises to avoid injuries. Over time, you will see a great improvement in your health and fitness.