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Adding Ten Minutes to Your Workout Burns More Calories

Do an Extra Ten, It's Worth It

One thing that I have been doing is adding on an extra ten minutes onto my cardio workout once a week. In the grand scheme of things, ten minutes is really nothing — in the calorie burning scheme of things, it's a significant amount. Here's how it breaks down:

Ten minutes of . . .

  • Walking (3 mph) burns 50 more calories
  • Swimming burns 69 more calories
  • Jogging burns 80 more calories
  • StairMaster burns 80 more calories
  • Rowing Machine burns 99 more calories
  • Elliptical trainer burns 129 more calories
  • Stationary Bicycle burns 129 more calories
  • Running (12 mph) burns 254 more calories

All the calculations above are based on a 150 lb. person, so think about adding on ten minutes to your next workout and you'll be burning major calories.


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rpenner rpenner 8 years
This is good to know. I'll definitely do this.
Historygal3 Historygal3 8 years
Umm...12 mph is a 5 minute mile pace. I doubt most of us could do that. A better example wouuld be an extra 10 minutes at 6mph which would be about 100 calories.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
That's amazing!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
yeah i burn about that 254 calories in my 30 minute runs! ten minutes IS A LOT! I don't like doing things by time because then I just end up staring at the clock. I guess if you are using treadmills it's difficult to not do it by the clock (maybe you could go by miles)... anyway, I run outside, so everytime my friend and I run, we go a little bit further each time. We'll say, "lets go to the next power pole this time." Sure it's just a couple extra feet but it's building up endurance.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've been trying to add a few minutes to my workout each time - hoping that it'll benefit me some how. i hope that you're right here - that an extra 10 minutes will be a good thing :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Interesting! Maybe on the days I don't feel quite so lazy...
gertie18 gertie18 8 years
Seriously--the fastest I usually run is HALF that speed! :)
NLM1212 NLM1212 8 years
12 mph running is EXTREMELY fast!
millarci millarci 8 years
This is very true. I noticed a HUGE calorie difference between my hour cardio workout and my 45 minute cardio workout.
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