The only workout you really need
Ever hear gym ninnies play the injury game?
That's when they try to outdo each other with tales of all the ways they've been hurt during exercise. Always ends the same way, too -- with them showing off surgery scars.
And they call that fitness? No thank you!
REAL fitness is all gain, and no pain -- because it's not about doing things that could hurt you. It's about just getting off your butt and on your feet throughout the day.
New research shows how just standing up alone can help you to lose weight and improve circulation. Three hours of standing a day can burn 144 calories, or enough to shave 8 pounds of your middle over the course of a year, according to the study from Chester University.
This will surprise the gym hamsters who are shelling out $99 a month for the privilege of using someone else's treadmill. But it won't surprise anyone who's been reading the research -- because studies have shown that gym exercise by itself doesn't lead to better health or even weight loss.
If you're sedentary all day, a daily sweat session won't undo the damage. That's a fact. And if you're not sedentary, you have no reason to pay $99 for that gym membership in the first place.
So if you belong to a gym yourself, it's time to ask for a refund -- and time to start keeping yourself fit the right way. Along with standing, just make sure you get some ordinary movements throughout the day and take up a hobby that'll get you outside.
Throw in a healthy eating plan, and you'll be in the best shape of your life -- but there's a downside to it.
You'll lose the injury game every time.