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2 X 30 Minutes Or 60 Minutes? Once You'Ve Started, Just Keep Going!


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I found that you burn MORE calories by exercising for 60 minutes in one shot than for two separate sessions of 30 minutes.
For me (and everyone is different) I burn approximately 200 calories in the first half hour, and *300* in the second! Yes, I burn half as much again by keeping going!
I can burn more calories by doing an hour today and taking tomorrow off than by doing 30 minutes each day. Or I could work out both days, and burn even more!
Remember, the first 15 minutes are the toughest!

I use a heart-rate monitor to calculate my calories burned, as it's much more consistent than the numbers on the machines, and will account for the effort I put in on any given day (which the SP numbers don't). My preferred exercises: running, walking, elliptical, swimming.
- Submitted by GANASSI 2/13/2011 in Exercise | 16 Comments
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FITWITHIN 11/5/2012 9:02:00 AM

    When I'm crunched for time I will do a 30 minute workout with Turbo Fire. I find that it's the best workout with a several HITT's; gives me maximum calorie burn. Plus, I enjoy doing the Turbo Fire workout. However, the most important thing is that your getting the exercise 30 or 60 minutes your doing something good for your health.
SSHOLLAND 2/13/2011 5:15:00 PM

    I totally agree about the 60 minutes vs the 30 minutes, for me its the treadmill. But I have to disagree about the first 15 minutes being the toughest...for me its the last 15. emoticon
Also, I don't know how many calories I burn, but I get in my 45 minutes of Palates so I can keep M O V I N G! emoticon
HYATTI1 11/13/2012 12:21:00 PM

    You might burn more but having 60 minutes every time might not be possible so any time you put to it even 15 minutes at a time is better than nothing.

SMOKYBLUE1 11/11/2012 9:45:00 AM

You are so right. After the first 15 I go into a different place "a runner high".
DJHUMPHREY 11/5/2012 11:31:00 PM

    I would have to do something other than a elliptical for 60 min, because I get bored. I love riding my bike for 20 min to a set of swings, swinging with no hands is great for abs for another 20 min and then ride back home. I love that workout!!
GARDEMON 11/5/2012 8:41:00 PM

    Great tip. I will also try it. Thanks
NESARIAN 11/5/2012 4:28:00 PM

    Once started it is harder to stop. Once started that is!
JANETTEB553 11/5/2012 2:56:00 PM

    How do you know?
JUDSTERF 11/5/2012 11:12:00 AM

WENDIGAYLE 11/5/2012 11:00:00 AM

    I have trouble with arthritis so starting is the hardest part for me esp the knees and hips. I wish I loved exercise but I don't.
LYNCHD05 11/5/2012 9:38:00 AM

    I like to do 60 minutes too. I can feel it more!6
DRASADAF 11/5/2012 9:24:00 AM

    yes i too felt the same ..was more tired after the first 30 mins and my body was warmed up for the next 30 mins...
MOWINELADY 11/5/2012 8:50:00 AM

    Thanks for the words of wisdom. However for me it is easier to do my workouts in smaller sessions at this time as I seem to give more in the first part and slow down toward the end. With consistency I will be able to go longer and still put in the same or greater effort throughout the workout. emoticon
PYNETREE 11/5/2012 7:35:00 AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!
IRISHGIRL3 11/5/2012 6:52:00 AM

    Starting is the hardest for me - I'm always great once I'm into it!
EPATTEN79 11/5/2012 5:45:00 AM

    The hardest part is starting. Once I get going I find myself working out beyond the 30 minute mark;.

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