If you don't have enough energy to get through your daily activities, you need to increase your endurance. Fitness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke has simple ways you can step up your activity level to step up your endurance.
Hi, I’m Dr. Pam Peeke. Do you have enough energy and endurance to get through the day? Bet you don’t. So what’s the solution? We’ve got to use that magnificent body of yours to be able to get it. What do you do specifically? Well the first step is: take a step. The easiest thing anybody could do is get up and walk more all through the day. Now you can hop on a treadmill or you can basically break it up all through the day in activities of daily living. Now what are we aiming for here? We’re aiming to burn three or four hundred calories total. Now how do you do that with a busy life? Well you strap on a pedometer and just increase the number of steps you take everyday. What’s the goal? Ten thousand steps a day, which is roughly equivalent to four miles and some change, or about four hundred calories. There you have it. How easy was that? The key here is to build endurance and energy by using the body. When you’re sedentary, doesn’t happen. What else can you do? Have fun. How about dancing? Thirty to forty-five minutes of plugging in that nano-pod and just dancing by yourself works perfectly fine. You want to do this every single day. What else can you do? So many other things. Biking, swimming, what I’m saying is: increase your activity and you’ll increase that energy and endurance.
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