How Everyday Activity Will Get You FitBook - 2008
Cleaning a window burns 250 calories, washing the car burns 330 and ironing a load of washing 210. Fidgeting alone can burn up to 350 calories per day! Integrative exercise has been billed as one of the hottest fitness trends of the year by the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Governments tout the integrated approach as the best way of avoiding obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Even Sharon Stone is a fan: "I try to do things such as walking up the stairs and not taking a lift. I park my car farther away from the store so I have to walk a few steps more." If you want to lose weight, be healthy and live longer, forget the gym. Ordinary activity-gardening, washing up-can be more effective than hard exercise. Our ancestors kept fit by integrating exercise into daily life, but modern conveniences have turned us into couch and desk potatoes. Peta Bee shows how to redress that balance, with chapters on how to increase activity levels on the move, in the office, at home and when shopping; and there are plenty of suggestions for busy parents and children. With body and mind benefits for each activity, advice on tailoring your exercise and healthy eating, this book is a must for anyone with no time for the gym.
Publisher: London : Kyle Cathie, c2008.
Branch Call Number: 613. 71 BEE
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)