You Can’t Believe Everything You Read…

Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:14
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You Can't Believe Everything You Read It was no sooner that I published yesterday’s post that one of my clients was asking me if I had read the latest article in the newspaper on burning calories…

He went on to tell me that the writer said that 60 minutes of cycling would burn 400 calories and that consuming a blueberry muffin consists of 400 calories.

I totally agree with the premise that there is no way you can out train a bad diet and that it’s much easier to consume 400 calories than it is to burn that amount, but where did the 400 calories from cycling come from?

The amount of calories you burn is determined by your fitness level, age, weight, intensity, and many other factors that can drastically change that number. For example, you may have a 120 pound athlete burning just over 100 calories in an hour of cycling, whereas a 250 pound non-exerciser may burn close to 1,000 calories in that same time span.

As I said in my last article, you can't take everything you read in the papers, magazines, and online as fact until you verify that information in multiple sources. This isn't to scare you or recommend that you don't continue reading and researching, but just don't fall head over heels over everything you read or hear about from friends.

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