MYST 146: Exercise on Purpose

The US has a problem. Well, it has many problems, but a major health problem is that as a whole, we are overweight. Why are we overweight?

We eat too much and we don’t exercise. And most of our exercise is “exercise on purpose”. But what happened to “accidental exercise”? If we learn to add accidental (also known as “incidental”) exercise, we will help enhance our weight loss progress. This is not the magic bullet for weight loss, but it is another piece of the puzzle.

 

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How are you going to add accidental exercise to your day?

Here is a link to the episode MYST 84 that was mentioned in this show.

Photo via Pixabay, by hfossmark

Resources:

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/cwc/american-labor-in-the-20th-century.pdf

https://www.statista.com/statistics/244922/us-fitness-centers-und-health-clubs/

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity

http://time.com/3688002/obesity-in-america-photos-from-the-early-days-of-a-national-health-crisis/


Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over

work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. Follow his Facebook page to learn how to better use social media. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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2 comments on “MYST 146: Exercise on Purpose
  1. Charles Kemp says:

    I really like what you did with this top, it is so true. And you have never worked until you have worked on a real farm, or been part of a road gang building the roads in the country back in the 60s before all of the modern equipment.

    • Trevor says:

      Thanks, Charles. You are right–many people, although not all–really don’t know what it is like to work hard, day after day. I worked for a company ripping off factory and warehouse roofs and the replacing them for one summer. My job was to cut the old asphalt roof into sections, then pry them up and load them in a truck to be dumped off the roof. Yeah, that was a fun summer.

      A few years later, I had a job at a dairy bottling plant. My job was at the end of the bottling line. I’d let the milk crates stack to 5 or 6, then wheel them 40 yards to the cool. And then back. Over and over, for 8 hours a day. Too bad I wasn’t wearing a Fitbit back in 1989!