Perhaps you have already begun to make getting more sleep a priority. As a coach, I believe that with intention, you can do it!
Today I'd like to share another activity that contributes to weight loss but doesn't involve food. That is to:
Movement as I am discussing here is completely separate from your regular exercise routine (which of course, you should continue to do). What kind of movement am I talking about? Any form of physical activity, such as walking, cleaning, playing with kids and pets. Being active in any way counts!
The new meme popular among many health professionals these days states that "sitting is the new smoking." Even the act of standing up and stretching on a regular basis throughout the day is better than continuously sitting for long periods of time. According to The British Journal of Sports Medicine, your metabolism slows down greatly after only 30 minutes of sitting! It's important to note that even if you vigorously exercise for an hour every day, it does not fully counter the effects of sitting for the rest of the day. In short, if you exercise regularly but sit too much afterwards, your body may still suffer the consequences of prolonged sitting.
The easiest way to keep moving throughout the day is to add additional movement to your current routine.
Outside of work, this could be:
At work, this could be:
Let's look at how getting more movement into your daily routine benefits weight loss and well-being:
So be more mindful of how much sitting you do, even if you exercise regularly and vigorously. By simply moving more throughout the day, you will be healthier, happier and slimmer!
In Good Health,