DO YOUR CROSS-TRAINING WORKOUTS NEED A BIT OF INSPIRATION? Calorie counting can turn into an unhappy activity that sabotages healthy eating habits and takes the joy out of physical exercise. However, knowing that a specific activity is burning off calories (and potentially unwanted body fat weight) at a significant rate can boost enthusiasm for workouts performed on non-running days and help avoid burnout from boring, unchanging training routines.
Stephanie Smith wrote a slideshow piece, “8 Workouts that Burn the Most Calories” for Active.com that might put some ‘zing’ into your cross-training days. Each slide discusses a different activity and its calorie consuming potential. There’s something for everyone.
Get ready to learn more about: kick-boxing, swimming, jumping rope, cross-country skiing, Vinyasa yoga, indoor rowing, volleyball, and rock climbing.
When you return to a running or walking training day, having had a day-off may leave you mentally refreshed and eager to do what you love most.
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Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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