For some people, exercising and eating less is a way to burn their excess calorie intake to help them lose weight. While this can be applicable to some forms of physical activities, there are certain exercises which require you to eat more, especially if you are not aiming to shed off excess pounds. If you engage in rigorous aerobic exercises without increasing your food intake, you run the risk of abruptly losing weight, which may not be healthy.

Here are some popular exercises that require you to eat more:

1. Interval Training

Interval training is a combination of high and low intensity exercises which quickly burn calories without requiring you to run long distances or perform high-endurance exercises. One type of interval training involves walking combined with short spurts of jogging every few minutes.

2. Jumping Rope

Jumping rope is another exercise that burns lots of calories in a short span of time. A 10-minute slow jump rope exercise is already capable of burning 91 calories, but if the speed in increased, the exercise would be capable of burning 136 calories for the same length of time.

3. Cycling

Cycling is a mild, relaxing exercise that efficiently burns calories. When you ride a bicycle at a speed of less than 10 mph, you will be burning 292 calories in one hour. Doubling your speed would allow you to burn 400 – 500 calories in 40 minutes.

4. Running

Running is one of the most effective calorie-burning exercises that are easy to do. It helps to strengthen your heart muscles, improves your stamina and endurance, relieves stress, and gives you a healthy sense of well-being. It also helps to slow down the aging process.

Running at a speed of less than five miles per hour can make you burn about 600 calories in one hour. And if you run at a speed of at least eight miles per hour, you will be burning more than 850 calories for every hour.

We exercise to optimize our health. And since these exercises burn plenty of calories, we need to increase our food intake to avoid sudden weight loss which could be detrimental to our health.


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