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Movement vs Exercise

Monday, October 26, 2015

This last week I have focused more on movement than exercise. What's the difference?...

Some quotes from Lose Weight Here by Dr Jade Teta, ND & Dr. Keoni Teta, ND:

"We define 'movement' as a form of transportation or activities of daily living....'Exercise' as we think of it is a modern-day construct that was not engaged in by the population outside of athletes until the late 1960's and 1970's...In general, movement is stress relieving and has a minimal impact on HEC [hunger, energy, cravings]. Exercise, on the other hand, can quickly become a stress on the body, especially if it is combined with less food intake...Moving is critical...It may surprise you to know that movement is far more beneficial to weight loss and health than exercise." -- pgs 81-82

"Walking, which really qualifies more as movement than exercise, should be a dominant form of activity in your life." --pg 84 Slow, leisurely walking is what my ND suggested to help with my adrenal fatigue.

They encourage using an activity tracker to get feedback on your day's movement. I had a pedometer that I haven't used for along time, so I started using it last Tuesday and it has been very helpful in getting me up to walk around the house more than I usually do.

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  • IAMNOT61
    Walking is terrific exercise and a pedometer such as a Spark tracker is a very useful tool. I have become quite attached to mine.
    1817 days ago
    Great post. I had also heard that when you exercise too long, the benefits decrease. I think that our bodies need us to move so that the blood circulates properly and our bodies tone and balance well. Exercise, on the other hand, is good to an extent but too vigorous exercise can be harmful. I also read that sitting for two hours is as harmful as smoking, so sedentary life is definitely not the way. As the old saying goes, moderation is the key.
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    1823 days ago
    Great info!! Yeah, I also read somewhere that the harder and longer you work to get the weight off, the more you'll have to work to maintain! Don't know about you, but I keep getting older each year and have started to see that I can't keep up the way I used to, so, if I can manage to shed the pounds without working too, too, hard or too, too long and hopefully very, very smart, once I've reached goal, maintaining shouldn't kill me!! lol!! (((HUGS)))
    1828 days ago
    1829 days ago
    Walking around the house is my main movement, especially on the fays I don't have an exercise class or some other activity.
    1829 days ago
    Hey, that's pretty useful info Carrie!
    When I had a job that had me walking 5+ miles just during the course of a regular day, I was in much better shape ... Interesting stuff.

    Hoping you are enjoying the feedback the pedometer is giving!
    1829 days ago
    Great post
    1829 days ago
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