There are more calories expended as we move more but it’s also about helping our metabolisms work better. You see, our metabolisms go to work when we stand up and shut down as we sit for a long time. Stand up for 90 seconds and your metabolism resets. Sit for an hour and your metabolism shuts down. Take advantage of these facts to lose weight.
Use intermittent moving, a pattern of moving frequently enough to control your weight and waistline, to take full advantage of how the metabolism works. Intermittent moving, planning small amounts of moving throughout the day, helps you accomplish this as you: spend more calories, reset your metabolism, control your appetite and reduce food cravings.
Small amounts of moving throughout the day take place as you take breaks from sitting, taking a fifteen minute walk after eating a meal and accumulate 10,000 steps a day.
Best practice: 10,000 steps a day; 15 minutes of walking after each meal; breaks from sitting of 2 minutes every 30 minutes or at a minimum 5 minutes every hour. Want to lose more? Do more.
Get up and walk as you check social media or talk on the phone. Time yourself or use your step counter as you walk. How many steps can you take? How many calories can you burn? (Every 15 minutes=2,000 steps or 100 calories)
For more ideas about controlling your weight, see Intermittent Moving, How I lost my pants and mastered weight control, Move More • Sit Less • Master Your Weight. https://amzn.to/33AdwA8