Calories Burned from Different Activities
Diabetes and Weight Loss
Calories used by a 150-Pound Person for 20 minutes of Physical Activity
Keep in mind that if you are beginning a new exercise routine, it is always a wise idea to consult with your doctor first, especially if you are overweight, hypoglycemic (low blood sugar), or have injuries.
Speak with your physician if you are taking oral medications like sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glipizide, or glyburide. This family of drugs is notorious for causing low blood sugar. Your doctor may recommend specific exercises that will be good for your body as well.
Walking is a wonderful way to burn calories, stretch your muscles and get your body circulating blood. Whether you are a seasoned walker or are just beginning, walking for 30 minutes each day at any level or pace can significantly improve your overall health. Here is a sample walking program for beginners.
Please consult your physician before starting any vigorous physical activity program.
Equip yourself with comfortable shoes and accurate pedometers to encourage you to do more.