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Health and Wellbeing - November 2012

28 Oct 2012

Burn calories burn!

As humans we store fat as a survival mechanism to protect us against the possibility of food shortages as well as some fat is essential for our general health.

The problem is that people are now eating more exercising less, and thus storing excess fat.

Common today with dieting is the monitoring the amount of energy consumed. Commonly referred to on food nutrition labels, a calorie is a unit of energy frequently used. When you eat food,

you are consuming the energy that is stored within the protein, carbohydrate and fat molecules of that food.

When we exercise, our bodies utilise stored energy, thus reducing fat deposited.

Here are some common forms of exercise and the calories each burn for a 70kg female for 30 minutes of moderate exercise. Aerobics (264), boxing (186), cycling (248), touch football (279.5), lawn bowls (93), netball (248), pilates (108), running (388), soccer (217), swimming laps (217), walking (105), weight lifting (186), yoga (77), zumba (201).

By utilising your lunchtime of approximately 30 minutes to get active and exercise you are burning far more calories than by being sedentary at your desk. This results in reduced fat stores, along with the other numerous health benefits of exercise.

Corporate Challenge and Corporate Cup

Well folks it’s that time of year again.

It’s time to decide if you want to participate in Melbourne’s premier lunchtime sports competition, the Corporate Challenge.

The Corporate Challenge provides its participants a selection offantastic sports in very convenient CBD locations. 

Team-based activities are a great way for corporate workers to interact outside the normal office environment and some examples of the benefits our participants experience include:

Incorporating fun and fitness into your week;

Improved concentration and stress minimisation;

and Building a more cohesive working environment.

The current repertoire of sports includes netball, soccer, basketball, lawn bowls and running. With a strong culture of inclusivity and sportsmanship, the Corporate Challenge has something for everyone.

For more information on this event, please visit the AMCS website, or call our offices 9604 8600.


Ride2Work Community Breakfast Docklands

Active Melbourne City Sports hosted the fourth annual Docklands Ride to Work Day Community Breakfast.

This event was a huge success with over 450 patrons visiting the numerous stalls provided throughout the morning.

For the first time in years the weather was in our favour and the rain held off, with the morning sunshine increasing energy levels of all participants during their early morning ride to work.

This year’s event featured a record number of 18 different companies which participated in this annual event. Each stall provided bike riders with a range of giveaways including: breakfast snacks, bike repairs/engraving, promotions/prizes and even a morning massage.

All patrons appeared to be enjoying the free breakfast foods on offer, especially the free coffee, with the line never disappearing throughout the morning.

AMCS would like to say a big thank you to all stallholders and participants who came to support Ride to Work Day Community Breakfast Docklands. We hope to see you again next year!

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