They keep mov­ing

Glamour (South Africa) - - Health -

News­flash: ex­er­cise is ex­tremely good for us. Oh, wait, we know that. But we may for­get that ac­tiv­ity dur­ing the day also adds up. So much so that one study showed that 10-minute bursts on a steady ba­sis have sim­i­lar ben­e­fits to a reg­u­lar work­out.

“Lead­ing a fit life is about more than just sweat­ing it out in the gym, and I say this as some­one who runs fit­ness stu­dios!” says Pip Black, co-founder of Frame Fit­ness (movey­ourframe.com).

Now steal it

Look for ev­ery­day mo­ments that can be made more ac­tive. “If I have a meet­ing, I cy­cle there, and use a run­ning buggy to take my son to nurs­ery – it makes me feel good for the rest of the day,” says Pip. And when you’re walk­ing just to get from A to B, switch up your pace. Walk­ing at vary­ing speeds burns 20% more calo­ries than keep­ing a steady pace. Easy!

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