Workouts and Your Wallet
Between the dawn of a new year and an ongoing pandemic, at-home gym systems are all the rage right now, with consumers ordering pricey Mirrors and Pelotons — some of which are on backorder for weeks — left and right. But which one can help you burn calories the quickest? Nutrition app Lifesum recently compared the most popular at-home exercise equipment to see how long it would take — and how much it would cost — to burn about 200 calories a day, or 6,000 a month, a pace recommended by nutritionists for losing 10 pounds in six months. If you're in the market for a pricey piece of workout equipment, read on, but remember, says registered dietitian and nutritionist Christina Jax: "You can't out-run a bad diet. If you're going to spend 12 hours on a bike or 20 hours a month doing yoga, you need to also eat properly or you won't achieve the results you want. Proper nutrition is critical to achieving healthy weight."