If I’m On My Feet All Day, That’s A Cardio Workout, Right?
I’m on my feet all of my 8 hour shift, and my legs were feeling it the first week of my new job. So I thought that because I was on my feet and walking all day that that was enough of a workout. Then I picked up the Women’s Health Training Guide and this question was in it:
Q: I’m on my feet all day. Do I really need to hit the gym, too?
A: If you’re walking from 9 to 5 and the numbers on the scale are stagnant or heading in the wrong direction, then yes, a more intense workout may be in order. Even walking nonstop, you wouldn’t burn much more than 500 calories in a typical workday. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes of strength training followed by 20 minutes of intense cardio, such as intervals, three times a week. You’ll get a metabolism boost and burn extra calories.
Here is the Women’s Health guide I picked up at the local bookstore/grocery store.
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