The answer to this question depends on what type of exercise is being referred to. The most basic definition of an aerobic workout is a warm-up consisting of short, repetitious bouts of exercise performed at a moderate or high intensity. For example, a brisk walk, a brisk walk at a moderate pace, a warm-up consisting of cycling or treadmill running, etc.
A little more elaborate definition might say to include an exercise that is “sustained at moderate intensity for at least 30 minutes,” or that includes “intensified physical activity for at least 30 minutes at a high intensity.” This definition includes many of the most common types of aerobic work.
If exercising is only performed at moderate intensity, which is probably the definition that most people are familiar with, many of the aerobic workouts are not intense. They may include a moderate jogging or elliptical workout or even a bike ride or a treadmill run. Other more intense activities, such as speed walking or jogging, are not included.
This also means that the list of the top 10 most-burned activities is not necessarily representative of all the best aerobic activities. It is simply representative of the type of exercise that contains the “most calories burned at moderate intensity.” In other words, it may have included running or other physical work from a previous type of activity, but not an aerobic effort.
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To put the question into perspective, the top 10 most-burned activities are the same that are most likely to be included in a meal plan. Many meal plans include protein-rich foods that require some energy at a later time (e.g. an ice cream shake while dinner is prepared). If you regularly perform an aerobic workout, then protein-rich foods such as eggs, butter, cheese, and yogurt may be included.
Unfortunately, protein-rich foods, like eggs and cheese, are very low in calories so they are likely to be a very poor choice as a meal substitute. In addition, most of these foods are not especially nutritious or are not especially nutritious if consumed in excess. Eating more than 50 grams of protein a day will provide only about half of the daily value of the recommended daily allowance.
A lot of people are surprised to find that exercising on an empty stomach is very hard on the stomach. Eating the recommended amount of calories to maintain your blood glucose levels in a controlled environment is far more challenging than exercising at a fast