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.