Were you thinking about making a life change?

Or does it feel like a little lightening up after a Christmas treat?

One important part of both is basic healthy, flexible and regular eating.

With a few changes in eating habits - such as adding vegetables - it is possible to reduce hundreds of kilocalories a day.

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Exercise is the second pillar of weight management.

It supports health, refreshes and stimulates the metabolism.

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It is good to remember that energy consumption is always affected by weight and exercise intensity, among other things.

- For example, it is difficult to say exactly the calorie consumption of snowmaking, because it can be done calmly or quickly, and the composition of the snow also has an effect, said exercise planner Katriina Ojala from the FAQ Institute in our story.

Examples of different species

To burn fat, you don’t have to get a heart rate monitor and slavishly monitor it.

All movement, even sitting, consumes energy and burns fat.

A person who weighs roughly 70 pounds burns energy in half an hour:

  • Skiing (hard): 440 kcal

  • Skiing (quiet): 220 kcal

  • Ice skating: 260 kcal

  • Downhill skiing: 220 kcal

  • Snow creation: 222 kcal

  • Jump rope jumping: 370 kcal

  • Football (leisure): 296 kcal

  • Running (10 km per hour): 333 kcal

  • Running (16 km per hour): 601 kcal

  • Walking (3 km per hour): 97 kcal

  • Walking (5 km per hour): 148 kcal

  • Canoeing: 185 kcal

  • Yard games (boules and croquet): 128 kcal

  • Cycling (15-20 km per hour): 148 kcal

  • Cycling (20-25 km per hour): 222 kcal

  • Cycling (+25 km per hour): 370 kcal

  • Inline skating: 259 kcal

  • Nordic walking: 222 kcal

  • Badminton: 333 kcal

  • Rowing (brisk pace): 259 kcal

  • Tennis: 259 kcal

  • Swimming (calm): 148 kcal

  • Swimming (brisk): 222 kcal

  • Hiking: 222 kcal

Here's how to estimate your own consumption: A 10 pound change in weight increases your consumption by about 80 kilocalories.

Similarly, a downward change in weight of 10 pounds reduces consumption by about 80 kilocalories.

- It must also be remembered that in addition to weight, calorie consumption is affected by the age of the exerciser, the intensity of exercise and the conditions, Ojala of the FAQ Institute said.

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You should look for a sport that you really enjoy - be it skiing, Nordic walking, yoga or even stair running.Image: Colourbox

Gradually increase the amount

The amount of exercise can be increased gradually.

By doing everyday chores, walking up the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking to nearby places, useful exercise is realized as if by itself.

If you want to increase your exercise, you can exercise in the sport of your choice.

Health exercise is an exercise during which you begin to breathe but are still able to speak in the usual way.

Exercise is often recommended for half an hour a day, but that too may seem like too much exercise.

You should listen to yourself and your body so that the movement does not start to feel like drilling.

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Sleep and rest in place

In addition to diet and exercise, the smart also remembers rest.

- Recovery is the A and O of everything. On top of it all other well-being is built.

According to the study, 70 percent of weight loss in those who sleep less than six hours a night is done by muscles, physics coach Joni Urhola said in our story.

Muscle loss is not a good thing because muscles consume more energy than adipose tissue.

It helps in weight management.

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