Hard to believe but this week marks the beginning of the holiday season. The time of year when a lot of people let their exercise and healthy eating habits slip, what with all the parties, family gatherings and Christmas shopping to do.
Most adults gain some weight during the holiday period and studies show that if you are already overweight you will tend to gain more and keep the weight you put on. Because losing weight is difficult and its no fun dieting during the holidays, the best strategy to prevent weight gain during this tempting time is to stay active. Regular aerobic exercise is the best way to burn those extra calories you will be taking in over the next few weeks.
You will burn more calories rowing than any other aerobic activity. Why? Because rowing is a full-body exercise that requires you to change direction on every stroke, the energy cost is about 10-12% higher than running and 15-20% higher than cycling, for the same level of intensity.* Conveniently, November also marks the start of the new indoor rowing season!