Transform Your Nutrition Podcast

Exercise, Physical Activity, and Movement

March 06, 2021 Rebecca Heald and Jeff Ash Season 2 Episode 22
Transform Your Nutrition Podcast
Exercise, Physical Activity, and Movement
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Transform Your Nutrition Podcast
Exercise, Physical Activity, and Movement
Mar 06, 2021 Season 2 Episode 22
Rebecca Heald and Jeff Ash

Exercise is often seen as a tool for burning calories. While it does require energy as measured in kilocalories, there are so many other benefits! Diet culture has conditioned many of us to see exercise as a way to earn our food (especially "treats"), or to burn off food for a day/meal where we "cheated" or were "bad." This is extremely unfortunate because all movement brings tremendous benefits that have nothing to do with burning off food! Some of these include cardiovascular benefits, improved insulin sensitivity (i.e. better regulation of blood glucose), psychological/emotional benefits, appetite regulation, strength improvements, and the list goes on. In addition, most of these benefits come without any need for weight loss!

It's easy to minimize the impact of non-exercise type movement and physical activity but it too has a powerful impact on our health.

In this episode, we discuss formal exercise, non-exercise activity, and some different ways of thinking about all kinds of movement.

Rebecca Heald, Transformational Nutrition
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-heald-b9229b159/
Web: https://transformationalnutrition.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransNutrition1/
IG: @transformationalnutrition1

Jeff Ash, Hope Drives Me Training & Nutrition
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-ash-7b004318a/
Web:
https://hopedrivesme.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopedrivesmenutrition
IG: @jeffashfitness

Show Notes

Exercise is often seen as a tool for burning calories. While it does require energy as measured in kilocalories, there are so many other benefits! Diet culture has conditioned many of us to see exercise as a way to earn our food (especially "treats"), or to burn off food for a day/meal where we "cheated" or were "bad." This is extremely unfortunate because all movement brings tremendous benefits that have nothing to do with burning off food! Some of these include cardiovascular benefits, improved insulin sensitivity (i.e. better regulation of blood glucose), psychological/emotional benefits, appetite regulation, strength improvements, and the list goes on. In addition, most of these benefits come without any need for weight loss!

It's easy to minimize the impact of non-exercise type movement and physical activity but it too has a powerful impact on our health.

In this episode, we discuss formal exercise, non-exercise activity, and some different ways of thinking about all kinds of movement.

Rebecca Heald, Transformational Nutrition
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-heald-b9229b159/
Web: https://transformationalnutrition.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransNutrition1/
IG: @transformationalnutrition1

Jeff Ash, Hope Drives Me Training & Nutrition
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-ash-7b004318a/
Web:
https://hopedrivesme.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopedrivesmenutrition
IG: @jeffashfitness