Every minute of physical activity really does count, new study shows

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    Sep 01, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    “Time is precious,” says Michael Mantell, Ph.D., a behavioral science expert with the American Council on Exercise. He says the “all or nothing” approach – as in, “If I can’t work out for an hour at the gym, why bother at all?” – is an excuse that too often keeps people from doing any sort of physical activity. “This study identifies why that belief is inaccurate.”

    http://www.today.com/health/every-minute-physical-activity-really-does-count-new-study-shows-8C11042850
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    Sep 02, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said“Time is precious,” says Michael Mantell, Ph.D., a behavioral science expert with the American Council on Exercise. He says the “all or nothing” approach – as in, “If I can’t work out for an hour at the gym, why bother at all?” – is an excuse that too often keeps people from doing any sort of physical activity. “This study identifies why that belief is inaccurate.”

    http://www.today.com/health/every-minute-physical-activity-really-does-count-new-study-shows-8C11042850


    I totally agree! Thank you for sharing this! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2013 2:05 PM GMT
    Yes, keep moving is my philosophy. I intentionally park my car at the far end of any parking lot just to get in those few extract steps. icon_smile.gif

    My Mom use to say, "if you're not moving, they will throw dirt on you"
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    cyclist01 saidYes, keep moving is my philosophy. I intentionally park my car at the far end of any parking lot just to get in those few extract steps. icon_smile.gif

    My Mom use to say, "if you're not moving, they will throw dirt on you"

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    Sep 02, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    This is definitely true. Every bit of physical activity counts towards total energy expenditure.

    I heard that there was a study done that showed as people cut their calories more and more on a diet, they stopped fidgeting as much to try and conserve energy, so that may be one of the reasons why it gets progressively harder to lose weight: you unconsciously try to save energy by not moving around as much, so you lose a lot of incidental calorie burn...

    Interesting.