“Our study shows that heart patients should interrupt sedentary time every 20 minutes with a 7 minute bout of light physical activity,” said study author Dr. Ailar Ramadi.
“Simple activities such as standing up and walking at a casual pace will expend more than 770 kcal in a day if done with this frequency and duration.”
These were older patients, average age 63, and they had coronary artery disease. A younger, healthier person might expend more than 770 calories in a day … just by getting up and walking around every 20 minutes. Right? No gym membership, no universals, no jogging for miles (of course you can still do all those things).
Ready, set, get up!
What can you do for 7 minutes? Maybe some of these: