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Diet Talk from the Doc
by Dr.Diet, Diet.com's Medical Director

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The words "job" and "workout" seem to be mutually exclusive that is unless you're a landscaper, construction laborer or bicycle-pedalin' messenger. These are all occupations that require expending lots of energy from 9 to 5.

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Jobs that Keep You in Shape

The Dr. Diet weighs in:

If all of us had jobs that challenged our bodies as much as our minds, the obesity epidemic and need for my professional expertise as a weight loss doctor would both be lessened.

We have become a world of "mouse potatoes", sitting and working at our computers hour after hour each day - and that type of "activity" burns very few calories through finger movements.

That's why so much of my counseling has to do with helping people fit fitness into their daily routine with the prime hours being before and after work and during break times.

Certainly weekends are a great time to work out but you don't want to be a "weekend warrior" doing a week's worth of sweating in 2 days.

Learning how to fit in moderate activity (brisk walking) 10 minutes here and there really does add up. And if you can accumulate a minimum of 30 minutes of brisk walking on most days of the week, you will be well on your way to boosting your health no matter what your job.

@ 8:25am ET on March 3, 2008 Thanks that's a really positive note. I always try and walk at least 30 mins a day, and usually to and from places I had to go anyway. I've noticed (by adding this in the Tracker) that this has actually helped me to burn a lo of calories over the course of my diet, and, anyway, I love walking so it's a happy addition to my life!
@ 10:10pm ET on March 3, 2008 Great posting! It is so true that we've become a "push button" society. I started taking a walk around my office building during my 15 minute break (when I can squeeze one in :). Daily exercising works for me. By the weekend I'm so exhausted from the week that I would make excuses not to exercise. Thank goodness those days are over. :)
@ 10:20am ET on March 4, 2008 If more people could learn the tricks of how easy it really is to "fit fitness" into their daily routines, they would have less chronic diseases, feel better and be much better able to manage their weight - from 9 to 5!
@ 2:17pm ET on March 8, 2008 Yes, it's a major challenge to fit exercise in during the day. I actually have workout bands at work. I use them on my breaks to just stretch the ol' tired muscles as I am a true "mouse tator" from 8-5. My fingers should be skinny as a toothpick by now with all of that typing! haha

I HAVE to fit my exercise in after work. The early stuff does not work, although I keep trying to get my exercise in first thing in the morning. Although, I barely allow myself enough time to shower, dress and do the makeup/hair routine every day! I take the stairs, I park as far away as I can at work and as many other things as I can fit in. Every little thing helps!
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