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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Calorie Burning Counter And Exercise For Weight Loss




A calorie burning counter is a device or computer program that allows you to see how your exercise program is working for you. Knowing how many calories you are burning is a key factor in designing an exercise program that will allow you to get the lean, fit body that you’re working for.





There are two kinds of calorie burning counter available for you to use, and while bo0th are useful, you may find that one type or the other is going to be more conductive to your goals. They both allow you to track how much activity you’re getting and how many calories you’re burning.





There are two basic varieties of calorie burning counter available to you; one that monitors your calories directly, and those that you use to calculate the calories burned. Both of these use calculations based on your size, age and gender. What differs is how you use the calorie burning counter.





The direct type is a small device that is usually strapped to your upper arm. You program this device with your vital statistics, and it uses a variety of sensors to keep track of how many calories you’re burning. This includes monitoring your temperature, your heart rate, and your perspiration to get a picture of how hard you are working.





This type generally works very well, and you can see it in use on the television show The Biggest Loser, but it’s not for every person and every situation. For one thing, these devices tend to be expense, and you may not be willing or able to purchase one.





Another problem with this type of calorie burning counter is that wearing a device like this may simply be uncomfortable. Not every one likes to have a small device strapped to their arm, and many people may not like the kind of looks and questions they will get while wearing them.





The other type of calorie burning counter is actually two types, but since they work more or less the same, there’s no reason to separate them out. The basic idea of this kind is that you can manually look up how many calories you’ve burned for every activity you.





The two types of this kind are either electronic or a good old fashioned book. Either one will have lists and charts that will allow you to figure out exactly how many calories you are burning when you are doing whatever you’re doing.





The downside to using this kind of calorie burning counter is that it requires more work on your part. You have to actually look up or enter the activities that you do, and this makes it surprisingly easy to just not bother. On the other hand, you can do it at your own convenience, which is a plus.





Regardless of which kind of calorie burning counter you choose, the key is to actually use it, and use it effectively. You need to use it to make sure you’re burning enough calories, and you need to make sure to adjust your eating. Do both of these and a calorie burning counter may be your secret to weight loss.


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