I watched this video by Dr Michael Mosley (also author of The Fast Diet) today and based on recent research the chair you are sitting on could be killing you.
|This one is sadly no longer or I'd be in it all day !|
Moving more and backing away from the chair will help you burn an extra 500 calories a day. People who sit and are sedentary are hurting their bodies.
The truth about exercise
There should never be an hour you are sitting down.
Tell me something I don't know - 3 mins of exercise a week will physiologically benefit me extensively.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) seems to have gained popularity as the best way to burn fat while holding on to muscle.
Really ? It's complicated and I'm no expert.
Tell me more ...
I'm interested in less exercise for more health benefits, especially when I'm time poor. I enjoy running , just not as much as dragon boat paddling.
Still, I run for the bone density benefits. Cancer and chemotherapy (and medications I have to take for up to 10yrs) catapulted me into menopause a few years earlier - I am at risk of osteoporosis.
Unfortunately, we all respond differently to exercise as this video shows - and some not at all. I don't know where I fit. It is worth watching ...remember to move whilst watching it though.
At the mention of sitting , I know it motivated me to get off my bum more. Squats anyone ?
How do you exercise ?
Do you count steps or use an activity tracker device like Fitbit, Vivo or Nike ? I love my Garmin forerunner 15 because it counts my steps and I can use it for running and tracking my paddling activity.
Remember , those with existing health problems—such as heart trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity—or if you are age 40 or older, should check with their doctor before commencing a regular exercise program.