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



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!

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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.

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  • 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. - by FITWITHIN
    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 - by SSHOLLAND
  • 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.

    Joanna - by HYATTI1

  • You are so right. After the first 15 I go into a different place "a runner high". - by SMOKYBLUE1
  • 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!! - by DJHUMPHREY
  • Great tip. I will also try it. Thanks - by GARDEMON
  • Once started it is harder to stop. Once started that is! - by NESARIAN
  • How do you know? - by JANETTEB553
  • emoticon - by JUDSTERF
    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. - by WENDIGAYLE
  • I like to do 60 minutes too. I can feel it more!6 - by LYNCHD05
  • 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... - by DRASADAF
  • 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 - by MOWINELADY
  • emoticon Thanks for sharing! - by PYNETREE
  • Starting is the hardest for me - I'm always great once I'm into it! - by IRISHGIRL3
    The hardest part is starting. Once I get going I find myself working out beyond the 30 minute mark;. - by EPATTEN79

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