TUESDAY TIP – BENEFITS OF INCIDENTAL ACTIVITY
BENEFITS OF INCIDENTAL ACTIVITY
Regular physical activity is a fundamental component of any successful weight loss program.
There are two primary forms of physical activity, and both can help you control your weight. They are:
- Incidental activity
- Planned exercise
Incidental activity refers to any small form of movement that accumulates throughout the day, resulting in an increased level of daily activity. This form of activity doesn’t happen at the gym, but instead relies on your daily choices.
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
- Walking instead of driving
- Walking the dog
- Standing more often at work
- Moving while watching TV
While doing 30 minutes of planned exercise a day is great, it doesn’t counteract sedentary behaviour throughout the rest of your day.