The Better Show

Better Fitness at Work

Episode Summary

We explore how to stay fit when your job doesn't help you be active. As well as the usual set of tips & experiments to try we have an interview with renowned fitness expert Brian Keane.

Episode Notes

Show Notes
1:58 - How labor-saving technology has changed the nature of work for most people and what effect that has had on our general fitness level.
5:08 -How to tell the difference between a low, moderate and highly intense workout. 
7:35 - What is a MET?
9:40 - March shares a shocking statistic about the number of US deaths attributable to physical inactivity.
11:30 - How some schools are experimenting with fitness trackers for kids to help track and increase exercise time during the school day.
14:50 - March, Darren, and Ian share tricks they use to increase their movement during the work day.
22:35 - March's interview w/ Brian Keene from
24:28 - Brian Keane talks about the mistake of trying to do to much to soon when it comes to starting an exercise routine.
26:16 - The 15 minute HIIT workout from Brian Keane and what exactly is a "mountain climber" exercise.
27:47 - Brian Keane talks about the importance of goals when sticking to an exercise routine.
30:38 -Brian Keane offers his tips and exercises for people with neck and back pain.
34:30 - Tips to help avoid putting on weight for people with a desk job.
38:50 -March's experience trying out Brian Keane's HIIT workout.
41:04 - Darren, Ian, and March share their key takeaways from the interview with Brian Keane. 
47:44 - How Darren uses the Daylio app to track his fitness goals.
51:17 - Tips for staying fit at work courtesy of the Runtastic blog.
57:14 - Ian institutes a new rule for impromptu posture checks during the show.
58:05 - March decides to incorporate virtual reality into fitness routine to keep things fun.

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📖 Book: The Fitness Mindset by Brian Keane
📺 YouTube channel: Brian Keane Fitness
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📦 Article: Runtastic article on staying fit at work