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Pokemon Go for Weight Loss

Pokemon Go for Weight Loss

You cannot have noticed the hype surrounding this game, with seemingly endless news reports showing people wandering around their local neighbourhood looking for those elusive Pokemon.

What you may not have noticed though is that playing this game could also be of benefit to those who are looking to lose weight.

Remember this game makes you get up out of your seat and out of your house, with some users logging many miles each day looking for those rare Pokemon.

The average person can burn 100 calories per mile, which will mount up if you are active on the game.

So, what else can you do to ensure Pokemon Go is able to help you with your weight loss goals?

#1: Increase your speed

To burn more calories you simply need to move faster. Jogging for example could ensure you burn twice as many calories per mile.

Plus, you can collect even more of those Pokemon too.

#2: Look for those hills

Unsurprisingly, walking (or jogging) up a hill will be more tasking on your body than a flat road.

PikachuYou will be using more muscle fibres for a start, and ultimately more of those valuable calories will be burnt.

#3: Add some resistance

Adding some ankle weights while you are out and about puts more strain onto your muscles, therefore more calories will be burnt.

Also, this added resistance will help to build muscle. That will help to increase your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate), which is the amount of calories you burn while at rest.

There is plenty of research that proves that the more muscle mass you have the more calories you are able to burn.

A word of warning

While walking around will help burn calories, to really experience weight loss you will need to look at your calorie intake too.

To lose weight you need to create a calorie deficit. So, you need to be burning more calories than you consume.

Of course if weight loss is not your goal, then getting out and about, perhaps meeting a few new friends will boost both your mental and physical health.

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