The Better.TV's Andrea Metcalf answers your fitness related questions including why interval training is the way to lose weight and keep fit.
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Losing Weight with Interval Training Better Rhiannon: Here’s something that should put a smile on your face. Andrea is answering your fitness questions in today’s ask Andrea. Andrea Metcalf: (Better Fitness Expert)From our viewer email this week. It says, “Andrea, how many calories do I burn if I jog for 45 minutes I’m 5”5’ and 148 pounds.” Well it’s really hard for me to tell you that unless I know the speed in which you’re going. What maybe a job for you maybe a run for me. Overall if you’re walking for about an hour in 150 pounds you’ll burn about 300 calories and wanting about 500 but the best thing to do is interval training alternating that run and walk. Not only there’s interval turning burn more calories than just a steady state movement but your fat burning ability afterwards has been increased and new research shows us that that’s really the best way to train 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Here’s another question “Andrea I’m a 51-year-old diabetic and I’ve been sitting inside all winter long and it has take a toll on my waistline. I come to realize that I can’t even walked down the block without being winded so how do I get started on an exercise program.” Well anyone could get started something as simple as walking. If you’re really overweight you may want to try walking in the pool especially with the great weather out behind us. Remember, walking 10 minutes a day can make a difference and incremental exercise meaning 10 minutes in the morning 10 minutes at lunch and 10 minutes at night can really help you burn those calories, build up your endurance and reduce that waistline. I’m Andrea Metcalf please send me your questions at Ask Andrea and I’d be happy to answer any health, fitness, or diet related questions if I don’t know the answer I’ll find someone who does. Check us out at Better TV.com.