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Sunday
Jun282015

Upgrade Your Walking Workout

Of all of the weight loss means out there, walking is one of the most effective ways to shed pounds.

Many people assume that in order to decrease body fat they have to log considerable miles running, spend numerous hours lifting at the gym or cut calories until their stomachs talk back. Not only are those tactics unnecessary, but they’re generally ineffective!

In addition to appropriately personalized workout sessions, daily movement like walking offers countless benefits. You can even “up” the physical (and mental) advantages by adding these variations.

 

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Tuesday
Jan062015

10 Steps...to Get Your 10,000 Steps

How many steps do you think you get in an average day - minus workouts?

At Life Time, we suggest the 10,000 steps/day goal because activity throughout the day makes the body’s metabolism work more efficiently.

That said, we know that 10,000 steps (outside of your workout efforts) can sound like a daunting task - especially on work days. Not everyone has the “luxury” of a treadmill desk at their home/work. Further, getting in this number of steps can be challenging if you aren’t in the habit of prioritizing frequent movement.

It’s important to start small with new habits and small victories, such as 5000-6000 steps per day, working up to 10,000 over the course of a few weeks. Here's how to do it.

 

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Monday
Jul142014

10 Creative Ideas for Moving More

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or an exercise novice, you likely know that moving more is a must for better health. Daily movement, research shows, is likely even more important than bouts of intensive exercise (but including both is the real ticket!). The best way to incorporate new activity or amp up your current routine is to keep it simple. What are you currently doing that you could slightly tweak or improve? Where in your day could you make time (even 2 minutes) for yourself? The key for increasing how much and how often we move may just be re-imagining our routines with an eye for activity potential.

 

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