If weight management is one of your fitness goals consider this. As you sit
at your computer and read this you are burning about 3 calories/minute.
Stay at your monitor for one hour and you will burn about 180 calories. But
suppose that for ten minutes every hour you got out of your chair and moved
around--carried your papers to your colleague, use the stairs instead of an
elevator, walk to the water cooler on another floor. If you increase the
intensity of your effort until you are burning 6 calories a minute during
those ten minutes your calorie expenditure increases by 30 calories/hour.
Do that 8 times during your work day and you've burned an additional 240
calories. In a little over two weeks that tiny bit of effort can decrease
your body fat by one pound.
It's the inconsequential exercise that makes the difference between long
term weight management and the kind that's focused on what you do when you