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A recent survey published by The Register of Exercise Professionals, suggests that people who spend most of their time sitting down when they get home from work may be more likely to get a potentially fatal blood clot than those who are more active. The study was carried out on 70,000 nurses.
The study by Dr Christopher Kabrhel from Massachusetts General Hospital investigated the leisure habits of the 70,000 nurses, most of whom would be on their feet for most of the working day. However, over an 18-year period the researchers found that those who sat longer than 6 hours a day when not working had twice the risk of a pulmonary embolism than those who sat for less than two hours a day. The results held good even after taking into account age, weight and smoking habits.
It is great that you have been making the effort by regularly going to the gym or working out, however this does NOT give you licence to up the calories and indulge even more than before.
Many people are unaware that consuming 3,500 calories a week over and above your body’s requirements will equate to gaining 1lb of fat per week. This also means that the reverse is true and that a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day less than your body requires means you lose 1lb of body fat a week.
Hopefully after you read this it should help you get on track, ready to pound the pavement, weight train or stretch your socks off. Whatever you do it all helps. Always remember to stay focused and try to find a goal, so print this and stick it up somewhere you can see it for extra motivation when you’re feeling off target.