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Work Intervals

Do you spend all day inside an office, sitting at a desk?  It's time to break out of this sustained inertia; with intervals.

Replace snack intervals with workout intervals.  Step out onto the stairs during breaks or just prior to lunch, and perform a handful of interval climbs (taking 2-3 steps at a time) up a few flights of stairs.  Walk back down and repeat.  Put spunk into your movement when going up the steps. 

Start with a few intervals, but gradually build up to 6-8 intervals per break.

Muscle Weight Vs. Fat Weight

You have probably heard the saying, "Muscle weighs more than fat." While a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat, the volume is different. Muscle is denser than fat.

A pound of fat will take up about 18% more space then a pound of muscle. If squeezed into cans, you would need a can 18% bigger to contain the pound of fat.

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In addition to volume differences, keep in mind that muscle wraps tightly to the skeletal structure whereas fat hangs loosely.  So, all total, you can find two people of the same build and height who weigh the same appearing vastly different based on their lean body mass (LBM).