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01/06/2010

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I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Kenneth Elliott. He's the first guest poster to write for Bike Diva!

Take care,
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva

Thanks Lynn for such a positive introduction to your blog. I appreciate the opportunity.

It is strange that on some site I see that running is better, others say that biking is better. Anyways, as long as we do at least one of these every day, it is good enough.

Thanks for all of the great information above! All of those ways to lose calories are great and can be done at any part of the day. In order to find out how many calories you have burned walking, running, or performing chores around the house, head on over to http://www.fitclick.com and use their calories burned calculator. Head on over and try it, you have nothing to lose but weight!


Monitoring Calories Burned during your workout routine could be really helpful in keeping you motivated. I use this website that tells you how many calories were burned during the exercise you did that day http://www.fitclick.com/how_many_calories_burned

Great comparison between cycling and running. Thanks for sharing.

p.s. bring on the ironman triathlon

Thanks,

Tom

The reason you see sites arguing which one is better is simple point of view. But the comparison in this article is not a valid comparison. Biking is very different from running. You are comparing calories burned per distance compared to calories burned over a duration of time. Running requires more stress on the body, while biking is much lower impact. If a 150 lb person runs for a half hour they only need to average a mile every 10 minutes to burn 300 calories in that half hour vs vigorous biking to burn 340 calories. The issue I would have however is the impact level. Lower impact means less damage to the joints. All of these measurements are based on work put in to travel across level land. The reality is there are only a few key differences between biking and running, distance and impact. The lower impact bike ride allows for greater distance traveled (The bike carries your weight not the other way around) and you preserve more energy, travel at faster speeds for longer distances. If you bike uphill you have to put more energy in to going up the hill but you can allow momentum to build going downhill on the other side, but while running you carry yourself no matter where you go.

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