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Get Moving

Remember years ago those simple things people said on how to lose weight such as:

“Walk to the next bus stop”
“Park further away from your destination”
“Take steps instead of the lift”

They are all valid things to do because doing these things everyday will use up more energy, make you feel more alert, and essentially keep you in the best shape of your life!

Plus keeping active outside your sessions will aid in recovery which stops the legs from feeling sore for days after your session #CantSitDown!

 

 

DAILY ACTIVITY FOR SEDENTARY LIVES

Since we no longer have to hunt or gather our food and we no longer have to grow it ourselves we have become a very sedentary population.

It is estimated that around 60 – 65% of the UK live sedentary lives, well what actually is a sedentary life?

  • Sitting down to eat breakfast 30 minutes
  • Driving/ commuting to work 60 minutes
  • Sitting down at work [estimated] 6 hours
  • Driving/ commuting to work 60 minutes
  • Sitting down to eat dinner 30 minutes
  • Relaxing in front of the TV 2 hours
  • Sleeping 8 hours

Total none activity throughout the day = 19 hours

This is a very generalist way of looking at a sedentary life, obviously this doesn’t apply to everyone but it applies a lot to the people that are within that 60 – 65% of the population.

Lets say some of these people do go to the gym, what do they do?

Sit on a bike, sit on a rower, sit on weights machines, lie down doing sit ups etc etc… do you get my drift?

90% of the day is sat down doing zilch.

So if this applies to you or someone you know what can you do to change it?

  • Sitting down to eat = breakfast 30 minutes // This is important to help with digestion, in fact, more people need to sit down and relax when they’re eating.
  • Driving/ commuting to work 60 minutes // Can you park 10 minutes away from your office?
  • Sitting down at work [estimated] 6 hours // Every hour go for a 5 minute walk upstairs, around the office, outside, to another department or go for a 30 minute walk on your lunch break.
  • Driving/ commuting to work 60 minutes // More walking due to parking further away.
  • Sitting down to eat dinner 30 minutes // Important!
  • Sitting in front of the TV 2 hours //  Can you go for a 30 minute walk after work? Can you spend 30 minute preparing food for tomorrow? Can you do a home workout or do some extra mobility exercise? (See video below)

  • Sleeping 8 hours​ // This is essential but by keeping more active you may need less sleep because you quality of sleep has improved.

Just by making those small changes everyday I have managed to find over 3 hours for you to be more productive and more active!

  • 3 hours of more productivity over the space of a week is 21 hours [almost a whole day]
  • 3 hours of more productivity over the space of a month is 84 hours [over 3 days]
  • 3 hours of more productivity over the space of a year is 1095 hours [Over 45 days]

And people say they don’t have time?  Food for thought…

Most of our energy expenditure comes from our daily activities, 75% of the calories we consume are used just to keep our vital organs functioning.  

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If we have a 2500 calorie diet for example, and your workout only burns 300 calories then that is just over 10% of your intake, it isn’t a lot when you look at it like that.

Your aim is to hit at least 10,000 steps per day or 70,000 per week in case you have a couple of less active days.  You can download an app on your phone to count your steps, or purchase a step-o-metre.

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