WOW! What a great conference, I learned a lot. What an incredible experience! Next year, it will be in San Diego for the 30th Anniversary. How exciting! Fitness professionals, July 5-9th.
* HDL-C is carried BY HDL which removes LDL from the walls of blood vessels to the liver for breakdown and disposal.
Dr. Len Kravtiz, Ph.D., is helping spread the word about NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis). I had the pleasure of taking Len’s lecture at IDEA this year, as well as in past years. He is an incredible wealth of knowledge, and comical too!
NEAT is a way for people to be more active throughout the day with small changes. For example, instead of sitting and talking on the phone, walk and talk. Every time you sit down, make the effort to sit, stand, THEN sit down and vice versa. When watching television, during the commercials, walk around, do a quick errand. These small changes have been researched and resulted in an additional expenditure of 325 cals/day (16 kg/year). HELLO!!
Moral of THIS story – make small changes in the way we think and live so promote LESS sitting. Even though we may be hitting the gym on our lunch hour, we still need to focus on being active throughout the day.