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Casual Dress = Weight Loss Success

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  • Interesting study. I know when we went to casual dress many years ago it was easier to walk to and from work and take walks during the day.
  • There are huge advantages to being a Physical Education teacher..EVERYDAY is a casual day!! Hee hee!
  • Totally true. Like today, my foot are swollen and my shoes are pinching so I know I'll avoid walking around too much.
  • I would say that correlation does not equal causation. I am a technician. If I wear a business suit to work, I cannot do my work, which is very active. I need to wear jeans and comfortable clothing. So, my work is more active, I wear more casual clothing. Meanwhile, my coworkers who sit behind desks wear less casual clothing and move less, because they are chained to their desks.

  • I often think about what I want to do, as far as exercise goes, and dress accordingly. If I even might do some strength or stretch or aerobic workouts at home, I opt for stretchy pants and not my jeans. Then I am one step farther along when the day starts at home.
  • Makes me really think I'll wear my running shoes even if I get a non-freelance job. (I usually wear comfy shoes to deal with bussing).
  • I find it interesting that the participants only got a little over 6000 steps. I know when I wear my pedometer, I feel really weird if I don't get at least 8000 in by the end of the day...
    My question is, do people move more because they are wearing the casual attire, or are they wearing casual attire because they have a job (like construction work or sales associate) that requires them to remain on their feet and moving. This article says they looked at different types of jobs. They would have to look at the same company and jobs and see if the employees move more on days they are allowed to dress casually for this to show that dressing casually equates to more movement.
  • I agree! For women I feel it has a lot to do with the shoes!
  • Without a doubt, I believe this. My usual attire for work is a suit, dress, or dress pants. As such, I wear A LOT of heels! Come Friday, I wear either my Clarks or my Dexters. Not only do I get more steps in, but they're also at a faster pace.
  • I can only imagine how leaving this article on a bosses desk would go over. LOL
  • I have a sedentary office job. I definitely notice I get more steps in when I wear flat comfortable shoes.
  • I agree that the shoes make a big difference in how much moving/walking a woman does. I no longer even look at a shoe that has more than a 1" heel - too uncomfortable and not only do my feet get unhappy - my knees don't like it either any more. Comfortable shoes are out there to be worn for dress or casual and I am always on the lookout for great ones. I like shoes (and have too many!).
  • I agree... it is the shoes!

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