Welcome to Your 3rd Tip!

After last week’s tip – have you taken action to reduce the insulin in your body (and consequently the amount of fat you’re laying down)?

This week we’re moving onto to activity, and will find out how easy it can be to make an impact on your weight.


 

We have the same genes as our Hunter Gatherer ancestors, but the world they lived in was very different to the one we’re living in.

There are still a few small populations living the Hunter Gatherer life, allowing researchers to study them. One area that has been looked at is their activity, one aspect of this is walking.

On average they clock up 8,000 – 10,000 steps daily, which tends to be lot more than most people. However, you don’t have to walk this much to get a beneficial impact on your weight.

A study a few years ago looked at the impact of walking on cardiovascular disease. One group of people were advised to carry on as normal, the other group they were being compared to were given a pedometer and asked to walk an additional 2,000 steps daily. This can easily be done in 20 minutes, and doesn’t have to be done in one go.

Over the course of the study the ‘walker’s’ cardiovascular risk went down compared to the other group. As a nice bonus they experienced some moderate weight loss too. And the only change they made was a little more walking than they used to do, nothing else.

That’s how good for you walking is.

Here a couple of articles to give you a bit more information:

Does Running Burn Belly Fat?

Too Fat to Exercise

If you’ve got any questions or comments – pop them in the box below (or contact me on drjulie@uberhealthblog.com), and feel free to share this tip if you’ve found it useful.

See you next week with the next tip!

Take care

Dr Julie

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