As Susan pointed out, you want a balanced fitness program that includes cardio, strength training, and flexibility. While you don't burn as much doing strength training, your heart rate monitor still can't accurately give you a calories burned amount for that. Here's a page that explains this: www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe rts.asp?q=75 . Strength training has a lot of benefits, even if you aren't burning as many calories as you do during cardio, it does help you burn more calories overall. Here's an article that talks about the importance and benefits of strength training that you may find helpful: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic les.asp?id=364 .
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