A new day equates to a new chance to learn training trivia that might mean the difference between winning that game of Pursuit of Personal Best–or kicking the board over. (or does that only happen in Monopoly?) Metaphors aside, it’s important to stay informed, so without further ado, let’s get our game on!
Most of the energy you burn is from your resting metabolism
There are three main ways your body burns energy each day:
1) the basal metabolism — energy used for your body’s basic functioning while chillin’. . .
2) the energy used to break down Cheetos (also known as the thermic effect of food, but you knew that already)
3) the energy used when training with fitness professional: Karen Robiscoe. (aka yours truly).
It’s the basal metabolism that accounts for most of the total calories you burn each day, or 60 to 80%. Digesting food accounts for about 10%. Physical activity uses between 10 and 30%, which is a whole lotta percentage points, if you think about it—and even more if you act on it!
So talk yourself into scheduling an appointment with me, not out of it, and feel good about those hours spent “basally” doing nothin’.
Still hungry? Click: The Right Time to Eat to Meet Your Workout Goals
Want a third helping? Click: How to Eat if You Want to Build Muscle, Lose Weight, or Run a Fast Race
BIO: Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Karen Robiscoe is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, aka NASM. DBA Kardio with Karen, she is additionally certified as a Group X instructor and Spin teacher with Fitour, a licensed Livestrong Cancer Survivors instructor by YMCA, and a fully accredited Aquatics teacher with the Aquatics Exercise Association, commonly known as: AEA.