Let’s be honest, what are you more concerned with, your health, or your physical appearance? No judgement, just a simple question that is absolutely essential to knowing the answer to before you start a physical activity program.
Here’s the deal, what we do to improve our health is a WHOLE lot different than what we do so we look good naked.
I want to improve my health
If this is you then the answer is pretty straight forward. Almost too straightforward, but trust me, it works. If you want to improve your health you need to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. Now I’m talking steps per day, walking up and down the stairs in your house, walking from your car to your office, taking the dog for a walk, playing with your kids at the park. Simply walking. Just 10,000 steps each day and you will improve your health. This translates to roughly 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week.
So what does 150 minutes of moderate physical activity actually look like in a person’s life? Well, it breaks down to 21.5 minutes each day. I like to make things as simple as I possibly can. The average one hour TV show has 15-20 minutes of commercials. If you were to just stand up and be active during the commercials of one show that you are watching you would get 15-20 minutes of physical activity. It doesn’t get any easier or simpler than that! Need some ideas on what kind of activity to do during commercials? Click here to download a FREE copy of my best selling book, Enough Gimmicks: Get Fit Wherever You Are. It has a whole body program that you can do with one simple piece of equipment that will cost you about $10.
Sound too good to be true? It’s true.
Look Better Naked?
Now what about target heart rate training? What about all this media around high intensity training? If your focus is improving your health, you do not need to worry about those things. If you focus is on looking better, now that’s a different conversation…Which I will cover in my next post…If you want an idea of what I’m going to talk about, when you get my FREE book (click here) you will also get a free report on fat burning programs.