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I have a very surprising fact for you.
Working out, classes, big heavy gym workouts, booty blasting hit workouts - whatever it is that you enjoy doing only equates to around 10% of your overall calorie burning throughout the whole day.
See, I told you you would be surprised!
Most people tend to think that exercising and intense sessions are the only way to lose weight, and I don't blame people for thinking that way because it does make sense.
But instead have a think about this.
Working out and exercising takes up around 30 to 45 minutes out of your day, maybe slightly more.
But then you have around 16, 17 hours or so left in the day where you are awake.
What you do during that period is by far the most important consideration.
Everything you do from walking, taking the stairs, taking the kids out for a walk, pushing the pram, housework, hoovering the house, fidgeting, applying your makeup, and overall general activity matters FAR more than 3 to 4 workouts in the week.
Now don't get me wrong, working out is extremely important when it comes to muscle development, maintaining a healthy heart, strengthening your bones, and taking your progress further especially if toning and muscle gain is the goal.
But if you genuinely dislike exercising or you just don't have any time in the day, maybe it's just too hectic to work out at home - then going for a walk every single day will be the most important thing you can do!
Everybody is into the steps game nowadays and I must admit I am a huge fan of it.
Guys anybody that comes to work with us as a client does not get thrown into immediate workouts.
We simply tidy up their diet and get them moving a bit more, standing up more, and guess what, the weight starts to drop off - how amazing does that sound?
Nw of course, good nutrition does go hand-in-hand, but the point I am trying to make is that working out, although is important, is not absolutely essential if the goal is weight loss.
Because activity levels and the calories you burn throughout the rest of the day will have a greater contribution to your overall weight loss - fact!
We've all been there and we have seen it ourselves.
The individuals who go to classes and work their butts off but then when they get home they don't really do much. Maybe they have an office job whereby they don't move much and calorie burning generally is very low because they are not being active. And it does make sense.
What we have found is that the individuals who have more active jobs tend to lose weight a lot faster because of course, they are on their feet, they are moving, their spine is working, and they're burning calories throughout the whole day.
For these types of individuals, skipping workouts is not the end of the world because they are constantly in motion throughout the whole week.
I also like to joke about with Mums because even though mums are very busy, taking the kids out for a walk, cleaning up after them, pushing the pram with the little one inside - this is actually one of the most effective ways to keep active and burn calories, who would have thought?!
So please, if you are reading this and you feel you are disadvantaged because you can't get to the gym or you just hate working out, I can honestly say, hand on my heart, you are definitely not disadvantaged and I promise you, you can make changes just as easily as anyone else.
Explaining how calories burn over the course of the whole day should make you feel a lot better and I really hope that this lifts your spirits a little.
Because it really does upset me when I see people who are distressed, unhappy with their weight and they feel they can't do anything about it. And I hope by reading this you have a better understanding and you can now put this into action.