Fitness Minutes: (147,814)
4,308 7/12/13 2:41 P
In the afternoon especially I do one minute burst of cardio. About once an hour I get up and jog in place or do stepups for just one minute. these little burst keep my metabolism up and burning.
Fitness Minutes: (15,946)
1,078 7/12/13 8:47 A
I'm on my feet all day at work and honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. There's no way I could be a 9-5er working behind a desk sitting all day. YUCK (to me at least... I'm sure some of you don't mind it :)
I agree. I bought myself a big garden wagon so I can haul all of my groceries home from the store. I walk to do that. I also walk to pay my bills. I walk everywhere it is such good cardio.
Fitness Minutes: (6,345)
234 7/11/13 3:19 P
Yes, they definitely do! Cardio is still necessary, but all those things are part of an active lifestyle. There are also other things--doing the dishes by hand (b/c standing requires more calories than sitting!), prepping and cooking a fancy meal (or just something that requires more time to make), cleaning really thoroughly (or even trying to clean really fast), walking/biking/etc. the long way to get somewhere, starting/working on a garden, getting up to change the channel on the TV without using a remote, stretching or doing a set of any exercise during commercials, etc.
Fitness Minutes: (1,255)
105 7/10/13 1:54 P
That is all true, but it depends on your overall goals. If it is weight loss, you want a higher heart rate for at lest 30m to achieve that goal. Everything someone does that isn't sitting on a couch helps, but to lose weight, you need to push hard on top of daily activities to increase movement in general.
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