Is it weight training?
Is it running?
Is it walking?
That’s the question…
But are we asking the wrong question here?
Is exercise actually meant to just burn calories or are we focussing on the wrong thing here?
Should we see exercise to give us the ability to:
💪 Get stronger so you can lift things up and be more independent
💪 Build strength to have the confidence to keep up with the kids and grandkids and say “yes” to the things you want to do
❤️ improve your cardiovascular fitness so your heart becomes stronger and more efficient so we can walk up hills and still hold conversations
😀 To improve your quality of life and reduce risk of diseases (independent of calories burned)
I could go on.
But my answer to this question?
Increase your NEAT
Your non exercise activity thermogenesis.
Which refers to the movement you do outside of structured exercise like a Fruci Fit workout or a run or a walk for example.
This could refer to standing a bit more, fidgeting, walking whilst doing other things like being on the phone / chatting with someone, doing small workouts like our Fruci Fit 1 minute workouts whilst boiling the kettle (reply with “1 minute” and I’ll send you a 1 minute workout).
I could go on.
So how will you increase your NEAT today?
Now one last thing to say.
Especially when it comes to resistance exercise.
Is that we do see that people find it easier to maintain their results when they do resistance exercise.
Mainly due to muscle memory.
For example, you actually don’t need to do as much resistance exercise to maintain the muscle than you do to gain the muscle
It is also easier to rebuild the muscle if you ever take a break from resistance exercise and lose some muscle.
So why am I sharing this?
Well, when we are so obsessed with calories, we forget this.
Forget that actually
Focussing on something to make us stronger could actually be the answer
Rather than just simply “how many calories I burned in a session”