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Posted on 13/08/2012, in 5 - Infographics and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I haven’t always been this way, but I dislike exercising at the gym. I hate spending multiple hours on a treadmill, and don’t want to drive 20+ mins to a gym or a yoga class. So I’d like to suggest a few more ways one can increase physical activity (especially if one works at an office and sits on their rear all day):
    1. take the stairs in your office buillding instead of the elevator
    2. if you must drive to the grocery store, park in the back of the lot (furthest away from the door)
    3. walk around the block after you eat lunch/dinner
    4. for every 1.5-2 hrs at your office desk, stand up and stretch as many parts of your body as you can and walk around if you have time

    • True that. I have also not been in a gym for many years, simply because there are many ways to get the required exercise in a much more enjoyable and effective way. In general, I see driving to the gym to go and run on a treadmill as not very intelligent as outlined here.

      Are you aware of the concept of NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)? Very few people are and I think that this is one of the major reasons why the world is so terribly unfit and overweight and exercise has such a bad reputation. People simply focus on the wrong type of exercise for health and weight loss. The things you mentioned are NEAT activities and if you do them every day, you are definitely on the right track :-)

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