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Can You Burn as Much as Calories in a Rest Day And in an Active Day?

How many calories do I burn on a rest day when I am practically "not working out"? What about how many calories will I burn on a gym day? I decided it was time to find out! Also, I wanted to use my Fitbit Charge2  steps calculator to see how many steps I took in both of these days .Guess which day is more productive in terms of steps: active rest day or passive day at the office with a workout session?

a) Rest Day:

 I was working from 8 am to 2 pm and I was pretty active throughout the day. In the evening I went for a short walk (10 minutes) with my son. 

b) Active Day:

I was working from 8am to 10 am. After this I studied on my computer until 2 pm. I walked to preschool and back, altogether 2 km. In the evening I went to football practice.

On my wrist my trusted friend Fitbit.

fitbit charge2

Can you believe that during both of these days I gained almost the same average 13 000 steps? On Friday (Active Day) my calorie expenditure was 2184 and I took 13644 steps, where as on Thursday I burned 2077 calories and took 12500 steps. This comparison just shows you how important it is to be active throughout your days! It is recommended that people should get at least 10 000 steps in a day. By doing this you can achieve positive health benefits. In addition, by taking "enough" steps in a day by walking short distances or taking a separate brisk walk outside, can lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. 

This truly was an eyeopener!

Until next time,


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