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One thing the FitBit has shown me, exercising for 40 minutes doesn't make up for sitting on your ass all day. Must move more.
June 14, 2011
ᏓᏰ #team Monique
can you explain what that means w/ numbers. Like what are the deltas of sitting on your ass all day and doing 40 minutes of exercise as compared to just sitting on your ass. Also what is the amount of movement that is the minimum to be kinda healthy and still be able to code all day :) also do you think the Fitbits numbers are legit? -
I just pay attention to steps. If I am out and about I can get 10,000 steps. That looks something like: going to the stream to throw a stick for the dogs; shop at costco; shop at a grocery store; do a little work in the garden; normal kind of stuff around the house. If I just sit down all day and then do 40 minutes on the exercycle, or take the dogs for a 40 minute walk, then the total number of steps will be about 6,000 a day. A major difference between ambient activity vs directed activity. -
So I'm right. Wasting time looking for a close parking space rather than just walking is bad for your health :) -
Ah, well I do park far away on purpose, so that's built-in. -
10,000 steps a day is the recommended minimum, that's about 5 miles, which is approximately what our hunter-gatherer ancestors walked each day. More here:
. Cross checking the fitbit with the iphone and the exercycle, it seems close enough to be a good indicator. You must also of course doing some muscle work. -
That's excellent Sally. Isn't the hard part is doing it? :-) And agree with you on food. You can almost never out exercise the amount of food you eat. My thinking though is steps are a positive thing you can strive to get more of. Food is a negative and is a bit depressing. Plus, if you are stepping you aren't eating. And double plus a great number of physiological processes depend on getting exercise. So I do have a feedback system for what I eat, it's just not as fun. -
I think that rule works better with vices sally :-) -
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