A lifestyle metabolic profile takes a look at your daily routine from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep. In creating your profile, we are looking at a large chunks of your day, what you're doing during those times a day, and seeing what changes you can make to improve your metabolism during those different time periods.
Here's how you setup your profile. First write down every block of 30 minutes or more, expressed as times of day (such as 8:30 am - 9:00 am, 9:00 am - 11:30 am). That's your first column.
The second column should contain the activity that you are doing during that time (such as Walk To Work, Work on Computer, Attend Meeting).
The third column should list the amount of time spent standing or moving during that block of time.
At the bottom of the first column, write down the total amount of time expressed as minutes you have written into the first column. At the bottom of the second column, write down the total amount of time you have listed as standing or moving. Divide the total of the third column by the total of the First Column to see what percent of time during the day you are standing or moving.
Research has shown that standing or moving for more than half of your day has some significant health benefits. Those benefits include burning up to 300 more calories per day, improving circulation by keeping your leg muscles active and improving the circulation of blood through your largest arteries in your legs, and keeping metabolic processes in your cells active.
For further assistance in helping create your lifestyle metabolic profile, email me at Justin@Rockvillepersonaltraining.com or call 240 - 630 - 0298