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Are You a Sedentary Athlete?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I read this interesting article and thought I'd share it with you all. I found that a lot of the information holds true for me and explains one of the many reasons why I may not be getting any closer to my weight loss goals.

Imagine this: a lean, fit athlete who trains hard, eats heartily, and does not fret about getting fat. While this image holds true for some athletes, it seems far from reality for others. All too often, I listen to my clients complain, "I should be pencil thin for all the exercise I do." Or they moan, "I eat like a bird compared to my friends..." How could this be?

The answer is many athletes burn far fewer calories than they realize; they are actually couch potatoes the majority of the day. These seemingly active people can be surprisingly sedentary, apart from their purposeful exercise.

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    Thanks for this article it was very informative. :)
    1663 days ago
  • CAROLINE1000
    Thanks for the article. By the end of it I realized I was doing a little chair dance. Let's figet!
    3844 days ago
    Great article. Thanks for sharing.
    3900 days ago
    Does jiggling my leg count as fidgeting? I do that all day...
    3901 days ago
    Thanks for the article. It's certainly helpful to me, as I can be sedentary much of the day
    3901 days ago
    Thanks for the article. It was really interesting and enlightening. I fidget when I'm sitting at my desk quite often. I tend to shake my foot or just twist the chair side to side...I thought I had ADHD or something....LOL. But I guess it's a good thing that I do fidget. Again thanks for the info! emoticon
    3901 days ago
    Thank you for this article. I am going to send the link to my sister, who has been gaining weight over the last few months (sedentary and very stressful job).

    I am trying to fidget right now, but it's not natural for me, but maybe I'll start walking the halls every hour instead.

    3901 days ago
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