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Ive injured my leg - how else can I burn calories



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ROXIELU0422
Posts: 317
3/13/13 12:51 P

First make sure you didn't pull anything and head to the dr.

Try swimming. It has less impact on your joints and muscles and feels good, and is great cardio.

And as others have said, keep your diet in check. I have a friend who lost all her weight without even exercising, so just dieting alone is possible. :-)



MOTIVATED@LAST
Posts: 13,957
3/13/13 6:39 A

Most nutritionists recommend a maximum calorie deficit of 1000/day. And most people create a calorie deficit through a combination of exercise AND watching their intake.

It is perfectly possible to create a significant calorie deficit through nutrition alone.

A guy your size is likely burning over 2500 calories per day through your metabolism alone.

Also, take a look at Spark's Limited Mobility lifestyle center for seated workout ideas. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19


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KNESS912
Posts: 32
3/12/13 6:39 P

I agree with the other posts above me- careful with your diet to keep things in check. Also, don't overwork an injury that should be treated/rested because if you don't let if heal it WON'T.

Since I don't know how you hurt your leg, I can't give you the best advice, but my favorite for any injury? SWIM!! Find the local high school and see when they have an open pool (mornings are usually open to the public for a tiny fee, and are filled with people working out, not little kids.) Just an idea!



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/12/13 12:39 P

1,000 calories is a tall order.

Remember that the majority of your calorie burn actually comes from daily living; while you're healing, you need to follow your doctor's orders (and get clearance for exercise) and focus on diet to create your calorie deficit, not exercise.



MLAN613
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3/12/13 7:58 A

Have you seen a doctor due to the injury and were you cleared to exercise? It may be a good idea to allow yourself time to heal properly. And remember, healthy living is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. You may not be able to exercise as you wish temporarily while you heal but you can make sure you are making wise food choices.



KIBBLE55
Posts: 196
3/12/13 6:10 A

I have injured my hp and am unable to continue with my daily cardio that was burning at least 1000 calories.

So what can I do in the gym tonight that can burn up the calories but not tax my legs.

Thanks in anticipation



 
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