If I told you that taking a 5-10 minute walk in the morning and evening would...
Would you do it?
I know, I know - you need to "feel" like you got a workout in.
You're down with killing yourself in the gym - but the other 12 hours you're plunked in a chair or on the couch, right?
Been there...and so have a ton of my past clients. ⠀
For real though, it's such a big hammer, it makes ZERO sense not to use it.
Here is advice that will actually HELP you (and is free)...
Don't even THINK about playing with macros, keto or whatever the crazies are raving about this week until you're rocking a step count of 7k+ per day.
Steps are not the be-all-end-all, BUT they’re a pretty effective way of tracking our NEAT - Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis - which, by the way, accounts for anywhere from 5-50% of how we use our energy (the more active you are the higher the percentage).
Guess how much exercise accounts for?
Pump your brakes, I'm not saying that working out isn't worth it (we need that resistance training for a ton of important things like lean mass retention, insulin sensitivity, etc).
BUT if we're looking at the whole picture and what activities make the biggest impact on our health as a whole, NEAT is wayyyyyy up there.
So how can we make it happen?
Voila. That prescription can get you anywhere from 7k-12k depending on how long the walks are and how much you move on those midday breaks.
Don't have a step tracker?
Get the cheap-o one from Amazon for $30 - works just as well at Fitbits/Garmins I've used!