Fishing and Burning Calories



Fishing, in the narrowest sense, seas, is hunting fish in lakes and streams in various ways. But fishing is not limited to fish hunting. Hunting of mussels, shrimps, lobsters, hermit crabs, oysters, and octopus, and even marine mammals such as whales is also included in fishing. Production of fish and other marine animals in ponds, pools or seas is also a part of fishing. It is known that people have been fishing since the oldest ages. Hooks dating from 5,000 years ago, made of bone and similar to the specimens used today were known to be found.

Fishing for sport and entertainment purposes is called amateur fishing. The basis of amateur fishing is based on line fishing. But it also includes harpoon and hand fishing. Today, the most common type of fishing line is fishing rods. It is possible to throw the bait farther and catch fish in the waters farther from the shore. Fishing rods are made of different materials. Mostly bamboo, thin steel pipes or glass fiber are used.



Whether fishing is a sport is highly debated. While it is considered a sport by some authorities, it is not considered as a sport by others. In fact, the International Confederation of Angling has also found a proposal for the inclusion of angling in the Olympics. The International Confederation of Angling said that the inclusion of Angling in the Olympics would contribute to the development of this sport and that the games could be taken to a more universal level.

In addition, they said that if the request is accepted, the fish caught in the Olympics will be returned to the water. However, there are those who do not accept this proposal from the International Confederation of Angling. As a reason, they stated that the chance factor was more decisive in this sport and that it could create an unintelligible environment for those not interested.



Regardless of whether or not it is an official sport, fishing is a low-impact cardio variant, physically. This type of low-impact exercise helps you burn calories continuously and without increasing effort and without the risk of injury. It is therefore ideal for some age groups, a pleasant and fun way to exercise. Cardio is essential for burning fat, slimming and gaining stamina. Cardio training is an intense and strenuous exercise that sweats a lot. Low-intensity cardio means a low-intensity exercise that can be done over an extended period of time. This workout is perfect for those who want to burn calories without having to do difficult exercises.

How to Burn Calories?


Scientifically, the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of one gram of water is called calories. Calorie; (symbol cal) is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water at atmospheric pressure from 14.5 ° C to 15.5 ° C.

Kilocalories (sometimes called kilogram calories or large calories) are equal to 1000 calories. Since 1925, calories are defined by the term joule. One calorie equals approximately 4,184 joules. Calorie as an energy unit is used to determine the amount of heat in the science and engineering branches where heat is introduced or added to a substance to achieve an effect. The heat capacity, melting and evaporation temperatures of the substances and the reaction temperatures due to chemical change are always explained by the term calorie. For example, when burning 4 matchsticks, 1 calorie energy is released.



So, what is the calorie mentioned in nutrition? It is the amount of energy that can be used by our bodies. During digestion, nutrients break down in the body. These disintegrated parts then convert to glucose (the fuel needed for the functions of the body).

If you want to lose weight, you need to reduce your calorie intake, so you should eat less and spend more calories, ie move more. For this, exercises such as walking, spinning, exercise bike, and elliptical bike are quite effective. To continue these exercises, the body must use its fat reserves (carbohydrates provide limited amounts of energy). Therefore, when the organism understands that it needs to exercise for a certain period of time, it tries to meet its needs differently. To burn fats, you can prioritize calorie-burning foods and do muscle-strengthening exercises. The large muscles, ie the legs, hips and back muscles, burn more calories. (Muscles consume a high percentage of calories, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn).

Why Fishing Is a Low Impact Cardio


I’ve mentioned that fishing is a type of low impact cardio exercise. So what does that mean? This type of exercise is considered to be less than 50-55 percent of the MHR (the upper limit that your heart can beat in the course of physical activities) or between levels 3 and 5 on the perceived effort scale. This is a good level of work when you are stuck in other activities, such as walking during the day, or during warming-up. Keep in mind that your own calculation of your target heart rate is not 100 percent accurate, so consider and evaluate your exercise scale and heart rate together to find the right working range for you.



In order to be in a good physical condition and to ensure that your muscles are working properly, you must have certain habits, such as a good diet, maintaining mood, and exercising continuously. Low-intensity cardio exercises burn calories, prevent cellulite, and reduce water retention as well as edema. It is also based on easy-to-perform and practical exercises. These exercises are great for people with disabilities and people with respiratory problems because low-intensity cardio is not a compelling exercise. Therefore, you do not have to worry about injury and ligament damage.

Low-impact cardio is not the same thing as HIIT and even has no similarity to it. Because HIIT exercises consist of high-intensity cardio exercises with short breaks and you cannot do this exercise very often or you run the risk of over-exercising your muscles. So it’s great to do low-intensity cardio after exposing your muscles to high-impact exercise sessions. Low-intensity cardio exercises increase blood flow, prevent muscle hardening, and help the muscles recover.



The key to regular fat burning is directly proportional to the amount of oxygen your body receives during exercise. This means that the more oxygen your body receives, the more fat it can burn. In this way, low-intensity cardio exercises seem simple and easy but are actually extremely effective in weight loss. Low-density cardio carries many benefits for your health. It helps you to have a healthy weight and strengthen your metabolism. They are also exercises which you can easily add to your routine. But remember, even if they are low-intensity exercises, their continuity is important. So you need to maintain your rhythm.

How to Lose Weight by Fishing


As I mentioned above, fishing allows you to burn calories because it is a type of low impact cardio workout. The basis of weight loss is based on the calories burned more than the calories that are taken. While taking care of your diet, you can easily lose weight if you practice sports such as fishing. But once you go fishing, do not expect to lose weight immediately. A healthy weight loss process should be slow. You can do this by fishing regularly. Researchers say that around 250 calories can be burned during an average fishing session.

What Are the Differences Between Low-Intensity and High-Intensity Cardio Exercises In Terms of Calorie Burning


To lose weight, burn fat or improve your health, cardio exercises can be the first method you should resort to. Let’s decide together the type of exercise you need to choose for higher efficiency according to your goal!

LISS- Low-Intensity Steady State is a state of low-intensity exercise with a constant tempo.

HIIT-Hig Intensity Interval Training is a state where the tempo changes continuously and usually repeats this cycle until the end of the exercise by using maximum capacity for 1 minute and switching to very low intensity for 30 seconds.



When we compare these two types of exercise, the time should be kept longer for real efficiency in low-intensity exercise (LISS). HIIT is performed with 15 or 20-minute programs, while usually should be 30 minutes or more. From this point of view, HIIT cardio programs are of great importance and are becoming increasingly popular, especially for those who find it difficult to exercise during intense bustle during the day.

Another difference between LISS and HIIT is the number of calories you will burn. There are changes depending on the person and tempo, but on average, you can burn 150-180 calories with 30 minutes of LISS (eg brisk walking). In a 15-minute HIIT cardio, it’s about 250-300 calories. Research shows that HIIT exercises really have a great advantage in terms of calories spent compared to LISS. So, where are these calories consumed? Muscle, adipose tissue, glycogen in the liver?

Approximately 60% of the calories you spend during a brisk long-term walk (LISS) are provided by burning fat. It has been shown in studies that this rate can go up to 80% as the tempo slows down. In HIIT exercises, this rate is approximately 30-35%. Of course, LISS may make more sense when we think about it, but since the amount of calories we spend in LISS exercises at first is less than HIIT; If we compare it with the number of calories spent again, in fact 30 minutes of LISS and 15 minutes of HIIT exercises have the same amount of fat-burning (about 100 calories from fat burning.)



You made a 30-minute brisk walk and went home. The calories you spend are limited to the treadmill. In HIIT cardio, with the acceleration of your metabolism after calorie burning, it can continue for almost 24 hours after the end of the training. Studies have shown that muscle mass loss is also observed in LISS exercises, while HIIT exercises show that athletes do not lose muscle, and in some cases, gain some.

Considering all these parameters, HIIT exercises seem more efficient for people who do not do weight training. Is HIIT really indispensable for those who want to increase muscle mass? If we look through a larger window, when we add HIIT exercises to our training program, it will put a strain on our body as if we added an additional training. By activating the sympathetic system, it will allow you to burn calories all day long, but it will also steal from your rest periods after the previous weight training. HIIT exercises increase your recovery time with your weight lifting program. HIIT exercises are at a higher risk of injury and disability, as they contain times when you need to move with maximum strength.



If you do not do weight training, if you want to get results in a short time HIIT may be ideal for you. It allows you to reach your destination very quickly. LISS can be the right choice for you in the long run if you have a long time and are doing weight training. By performing fishing type exercises that activate the more parasympathetic system, you will both reduce your chances of injury and do not need extra recovery time.

As we have explained in detail, both working styles have some flaws. Instead of making one continuous, you can combine both. If you use both cardio types systematically, you will achieve maximum calorie burn. Morning tempo runs on an empty stomach in the morning will ensure both psychological benefits and brings a good fat burning since glycogen stores in the muscles will be reduced and thus the cells will use fatty acids for energy production. In support of this, after some solid weight training, a certain amount of HIIT work will give you maximum calorie burn.

The Relation Between Calorie Burning with Cardio Exercise Duration and Intensity


After choosing the cardio training that suits you best, the most important element of your training is how much you will do it now. Before you start high-intensity training, you should focus on the duration of your training, and it will take time to build endurance for continuous training. Depending on the type of training you do, cardio is recommended for 20 to 60 minutes to be healthy, lose weight and stay in shape. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, a 1-hour period might seem a little long, and you can start your exercises by targeting these periods for at least 15 minutes.



The short, unscientific answer to how often cardio exercises will take place is to do more than you think you can and more than you really want to do and devote more time than you want to devote. The long answer is that it depends on your fitness level, schedule, and goals. If you’re not worried about being healthy and losing weight, 20-30 minutes of reasonable activity each day may be enough. However, if your goal is to lose weight, you may need to keep the job a bit tighter.

And this is not only often the case. It is also about density. If you do just reasonable exercises, you can probably exercise every day. However, if you are training at high-intensity intervals, you may need more rest days between training days. The important thing is to be able to create a mixture of the two, so you work on different energy systems and give your body something different to do so, so you don’t have to wear yourself out.

Savaş Ateş

When I was a kid I had a small aquarium in our home. I had different kinds of fishes. I like fishes. Then I started to research all kinds of fishes and fishing too. I read lots of books about them. I like to share my experiences.

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