Friday, February 4, 2011

Get Fidgeting!

I was going to write this fabulous blog on how fidgeting can help you lose weight.  It's true, your tendency of pacing instead of standing still or bobbing your leg when typing can help you burn more calories.

If you wear a calorie burning monitor, you can prove this yourself.  Set aside two days in a row with the same basic planned activities.  Except on one of the days be as still as you can in between your work, chores or exercise.  On the other day, fidget in any way you can think of.  You will find a noticeable difference in calories burned.  Probably between 100 to 350 more calories burned on that day.  It may not seem like much, but when you add it up over the year, it's pounds lost, for very little work.

The reason I say I WAS going to write about this, is because someone else has done it better.  In fact, has even used one of the studies I was going to cite.  It's a great look at how a little can add up to a lot.

Yours in Health,

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