Incorporate “movement” into your life…
Some of my “tips” are ones that I actually come up with myself.
Some of the “tips” I share here are ones that come to me from various “Health & Ftness motivational” lists that I’ve signed up with at Walgreens, WebMD, my health insurance company, a website called “RealAge” and a few others.
The tips come to me as tweets or emails.
I got this one a couple days ago. . .
Do at least one active lifestyle activity this week. Try working in the yard, washing the car. Walking to do an errand or cleaning.
. . .and my reaction was:
Hey, I realize that Read the rest of this entry
Simply “walking” is a good starting point!
Humans are built to walk. As in on two legs, bipedal in an upright position.
It is, in fact, according to some National Geographic and Discovery Channel and NPR documentaries that I’ve watched recently the one of very things that makes us human and makes us a distinct species and different from our nearest cousins the Chimpanzee and the Bonobo.
So, when I got a text from one of the several “send me fitness tips” places about “walking and setting step goals” — I burst out laughing! Literally! LAUGHED – OUT – LOUD
AFTER I calmed down and wiped the tears from my eyes, I thought two things:
- These people need get out from behind their computer screens and look at the real world and…
- This would be a great “Tony’s Tip” post!
Here is the quote that set me off:
A good step goal is 10,000 steps per day. For weight loss work up to 12,00-15,000 steps per day.
GWAUF! BWHAhahahahahahaha LOL!
Yeh, right. Folks, after reading that, NOT so helpful tip, I did a poor-man’s research study as in “Google search.”
Right at the top of the search results, I found this tidbit from a column I trust, in the New York Times”:
“A person is typically considered sedentary if they take less than 5,000 steps per day.” The study also showed that American men, with an average daily step count of 5,340, are moving more than women, who averaged only 4,912 steps a day.”
And, no, I will NOT tell you what my step count is right now. We’ll simply say that it is below 5,000 steps. SIGH
SO… the idea of setting a goal of “10,000 steps, Sweet Baby Jesus Help Me, (Tonya, that was just for you – GRIN) OR worse, Read the rest of this entry
…If you use a Body Fat Monitor
My birthday was on July 25th (anyone want to send me a birthday present? – GRIN)
Anyway, just a few minutes ago, I realized that I had not updated my age in the two “body fat monitors” I use:
Both of these devices require you to input your age in order to accurately calculate your body fat. So, “remind” yourself to change those numbers when you celebrate your birthday.
And your birthday is a good day to remember to change out the batteries in your smoke alarms in your home too! Woot!
See ya on the dance floor!
- Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (wikipedia.org)
- Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in Body Composition Measurement (National Institutes of Health)
- Measuring Body Composition (National Institutes of Health)