Think Thin Thursday ~ Some Science & Technology can Help

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Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

      Becoming thinner is a side effect of eating well and exercise. The common ingredient to all of your effort is YOU and where you want to end up. It's easy to say swimming for an hour burns 510 calories or running an hour burns 560 but individually speaking that's just not the case. Your abilities will vary and the perception of intensity ranges wildly in our minds. 

      Most of us, if you've been to a hospital and stayed, have observed the "Pain Scale" on the whiteboard nurses use in your room. It contains who your Dr. is, medications you take, upcoming tests, food restrictions and all other basic information about your being there. It's very simplistic and gives the practitioner a general idea of your health when they ask how you're feeling today. 

Pain Scale

      When correlated to your exercise this scale can be used to measure your intensity level no matter what physical endeavor you're doing. Bike, run or swim, the method is not a determining factor but the effort certainly is. If you get to #4 that's a good place to burn fat. Not too tedious and yet not too enjoyable is how it should FEEL.

      Don't leave yet, I'm just getting to the science and technology, it's short and sweet. If you're serious about getting in shape I recommend a heart rate monitor. In fact they are so inexpensive these days I think everyone should have one. I'm a Fitbit fan because it can do so much more but basic monitors are cheap to get you started.

     What you do need is a basic heart rate knowledge. Start at 220 and subtract your age. This gives you a maximum heart rate. You can use the chart below to see the five ranges of cardiovascular activity. These are generally know as being Resting, Moderate, Fat Burning, Target and Maximum. In essence the most efficient fat burning occurs at 60 to 70% of YOUR maximum. Remember:  these are the BASIC guidelines. There are others as your physical ability and cardiovascular progress increases.

Pulse Rate Chart

    Beginning any exercise is a challenge and I recommend asking your Doctor's permission if you're unsure about your capabilities.    

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
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Kevin J. May - Now this is a great post on Education and Health! Where is that feature button when you need it!

Thanks for this very good information!

May 11, 2018 11:31 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
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                  Thank you Kevin!

May 12, 2018 05:58 PM #7
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kevin. Nice to know as I begin to exercise more and eat less. Enjoy your day!

May 13, 2018 04:34 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Kevin J. May I'm a health nut.... it all begins in the kitchen.... no matter what type of workout you may participate in, if you don't eat properly, it's useless.... I eat "clean" ..... no grain... fresh veggies, fruit and lean meat and eggs.... half my weight in ounces of water each day.... 

May 13, 2018 04:45 AM #9
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I need to work harder at this Kevin.  It's been a struggle.

May 13, 2018 04:48 AM #10
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I can see why your post was highlighted this week!  Well done!

May 13, 2018 06:11 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kevin,
Excellent post and I loved the graphic.  We should never be too busy to focus on our health!

May 13, 2018 06:30 AM #12
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kevin J. May,

I'm so glad to see Kathy Streib featured you post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! Excellent post on Fitness and Health. I love I can measure my steps on my Apple watch and try hard to reach 10,000 every day (doesn't always happen). Carol Williams is right "We should never be too busy to focus on our health!"

May 13, 2018 06:56 AM #13
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Sam Shueh
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Blogging and spend long time on a devie does not help weight moderation..... Getting off now.

May 13, 2018 08:23 AM #14
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Sheila Anderson
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Good evening Kevin. This really got me. What a terrific job you did. I don't do this but I enjoyed it.

May 13, 2018 11:54 AM #15
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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I believe you may have spurred a Double Feature Kathy Streib. Can't thank you enough!

May 13, 2018 01:44 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
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I definitely need to get more exercise and lose some weight.

May 14, 2018 07:40 AM #17
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
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Have always been active,the weight creeps up and then needs to be worked on, I was aiming to reach 190 lbs for my brother's wedding last weekend, got to 193 so was OK with that but now working on getting it lower still. Have been hampered by damaging my achilles tendon and not getting my workout in for several weeks. But got back on the treadmill today, have missed it. Love to work out first thing. Take no pills and my average resting heart rate is in about 56 or 57 so happy with that. Love the challenge to always do better. Thanks for the post and the challenge.

May 14, 2018 10:11 AM #18
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Thanks for the inspiration, Kevin. I know I need to be more consistent with my exercise than I have been I used to take spin classes 6 days a week but have got away from that. And as I get older I know how important this is.

Jeff

May 14, 2018 11:04 AM #19
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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
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I love this stuff Kevin.  I am a very enthusiastic exercise and fitness proponent.  I would say variety is important in any exercise regimen.  Triathlon training is terrific, but I find a lot of triathletes forgo weight training.  The more varied your workout regimen is the more fit you will become.  Great post and best wishes to you.

May 14, 2018 04:43 PM #20
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Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA

The "pain" level measurement is extraordinarily helpful. Thanks!!

May 14, 2018 08:30 PM #21
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Great information.

Many people believe they just need to work harder. But, it is a lot more than that.

In January, people start working harder but by the end of the month they quit.

Right food, right workout and consistency will get the job done.

Thanks for the inspiration.

May 15, 2018 06:48 AM #22
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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How we eat and exercise plays a huge role in how fit and thin we are.

Yesterday I went out for my walk/run and I passed a woman who is usually walking about the same time I am. She said good morning and said she had increased her walking time to an hour. And then she said that she wasn't sure what good it was doing because then she just goes home and stuffs her face.

OMG! I said "Oh, No, don't do that!" and I told her the walking was definitely good for her health. 

But the face-stuffing? That's not going to result in trim and fit.

May 16, 2018 10:41 AM #23
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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
525 Realty Group - Edmond, OK
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Congratulations on the Feature Kevin J. May  - and Thank you for the health break   My friends have been asking me to get a Fitbit so I can join in the daily competition.  Very informative post!

May 16, 2018 11:31 AM #24
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
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Morning Kevin, thanks for sharing your post. Although sometimes it's challenging to get started, it only takes about 3 weeks to make something a habit.  I'm a firm believer in eating well and exercising.  You will feel better and be more productive.

May 17, 2018 04:13 AM #25
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