- Calculate how many calories your exercise will burn in an entire year and divide by (I think the magic number is) 3,500. That's how many extra pounds you might weigh in a year without the exercise.
- Common sense says that when you take up a new form of exercise, you burn more than the charts say. You're not used to it; your whole body is struggling to do the new thing; you're moving inefficiently in a hundred subtle ways. And in addition, you may be kick-starting your general metabolism to run a little faster.
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