If work ran late and you have to skip your workout because of a long commute time, find out how many calories you're actually burning just getting to and from the office. It might surprise you that this simple back and forth can cause a dent in your calorie counts for the day. And while the dent may be noteworthy for some, don't let these numbers be an excuse for tomorrow's heart-pounding, sweat-inducing hour at the gym!
|Biking||20 minutes||172 calories|
|Running to Catch the Subway||5 minutes||40 calories|
|Standing on the Bus||30 minutes||35 calories|
|Walking||20 minutes||72 calories|
|Walking Uphill||10 minutes||79 calories|
Keep these numbers somewhere handy like your planner so that you can calculate how much you burn per day; you can go by the time or distance of each to tailor it to your commute. More power to you if you're able to combine two, or even three, of these transportation methods!
*Walking speed is approximately 4 miles per hour, running speed is approximately 5 miles per hour, biking speed is approximately 13 miles per hour (calculations based on a 130-pound woman)