Trying to carve out an hour or so of your busy day to exercise your body can seem futile at times. Especially when you have two jobs like me. Here’s what I do: I sprinkle. I sprinkle running, walking, squatting, lifting and stretching all through my day. Wherever I can fit it in. Because, in the end, it’s all cumulative. It doesn’t matter whether I do it in one hour or 24, as long as I do it.
There’s also N.E.A.T. Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) is the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise. It ranges from the energy expended walking to work, typing, performing yard work, undertaking agricultural tasks and fidgeting.
Even trivial physical activities increase metabolic rate substantially and it is the cumulative impact of a multitude of exothermic (heat) actions that culminate in an individual’s daily NEAT. Get a fitness tracker and increase your awareness of how much ground you cover in your normal day.
You’ll be surprised at how much you’re moving.
In short, it all adds up in your TDEE, Total Daily Energy Expenditure and will go a long way in keeping you fit and lean.
Sprinkling will also remind you to walk more, take the stairs and shake that thang. 🙂
My advice, do more sprinkling and keep it NEAT.